LichenChrysothrix sp. (genus)

1 A gold dust lichen at West Wodonga, VIC

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Chrysothrix sp. (genus) at West Wodonga, VIC - 4 Jun 2019
Chrysothrix sp. (genus) at West Wodonga, VIC - 4 Jun 2019
Chrysothrix sp. (genus) at West Wodonga, VIC - 4 Jun 2019
Chrysothrix sp. (genus) at West Wodonga, VIC - 4 Jun 2019
Chrysothrix sp. (genus) at West Wodonga, VIC - 4 Jun 2019

Identification history

Lichen Chrysothrix sp. (genus) 6 Jun 2019 michaelb
Lichen Chrysothrix sp. (genus) 6 Jun 2019 michaelb
Chrysothrix candelaris 5 Jun 2019 karenretra

Author's notes

Gold dust lichen - I only know of the species I've suggested but realise there are others in the genus. On red stringybark, low to the ground. None observed on other nearby trees.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   6 Jun 2019
Hi Karen
I don't feel confident of confirming this as Chrysothrix candelaris. My reference shows that it doesn't occur in Australia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysothrix_candelaris
How about Chrysothrix sp. (genus)?
karenretra wrote:
   6 Jun 2019
Thanks Michael (for looking at this and my other uploads!). I'm more than happy to stick to the genus.
I doubt my images have sufficient detail to make a call to species anyway.

ALA records support that particular species being in Australia:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/NZOR-6-77455
As does ABRS:
https://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/lichenlist/VOLUME%2057/Chrysothrix_candelaris_d.html
michaelb wrote:
   7 Jun 2019
Goodo, thanks for the extra information.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 4 Jun 2019 2:43 PM Recorded on
  • karenretra Recorded by
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