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Ochrolechia parella

Crab’s eye lichen (Ochrolechia parella) detail, southwest Iceland.

 

Lichens are composed of at least two organisms that live together in a symbiotic relationship, a fungus and a photosynthetic alga or a cyanobacterium. The crab’s eye lichen is a common coastal lichen in Iceland.

   

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Taken on May 25, 2012