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Crustose Lichen

Caloplaca namibensis

Fungi
Notes

Bright orange lichen growing in the Namib desert. Fog in the coastal parts of the desert provides the necessary moisture for the lichens’ survival.

Scientific Name

Caloplaca namibensis

Family Name

TELOSCHISTACEAE

Spotted in natural habitat?

Yes

Date of observation

03 July 2018

Location

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Co-ordinates

-23.083139912721116,15.166881276721194

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