7 May 2021

Critter of the Week Waitakere Firedot Lichen

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:30 pm on 7 May 2021

The firedot lichen, Caloplaca allanii, is found only on the Waitakere coastline West of Auckland on old volcanic rocks near the ocean’s spray. It is one of six Nationally Critical lichens in Aotearoa.

Waitakere Firedot Lichen

Waitakere Firedot Lichen Photo: supplied

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