Orange Lichen on Rocks, Coles Bay
Orange Caloplaca lichen cover this rock at Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania. I believe this is the same lichen as Bay of Fires.
This lichen is in the Caloplaca genus but I do not know the species.
There is more about this species at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caloplaca
Here is a brief article on complexity of lichens from the Tasmanian museum
Thanks to Nuytsia@Tas for help in figuring out the genus - it had me stumped.
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