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Exotic and beautiful T. chrysophthalmus is a small shrubby lichen of coastal salt marsh edges and orchards. The compact orange tufts of narrow, branched lobes colonize well-illuminated, dusty twigs at sites where, overnight, the air is replenished with water vapour. When fertile the orange discs are fringed with spiny fibrils resembling eyelashes. Lichenologists who find it think they have gone to heaven. Unmistakable. South-west Ireland.
Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini
|Simms, M. J., (2016). Teloschistes chrysophthalmus (L.) Th.Fr.. [In] LichenIreland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=20577 Accessed on 2016-05-29.