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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


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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Taken on November 10, 2009