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The Green Rock-Posy Lichen

Caption: The green rock-posy lichen (center right) occurs on all continents, except Australia. Traditionally, the fungal partner of this lichen was considered to be a single species, but recently genetic data revealed six distinct species sharing a similar appearance.

Credit: Dr. Steve Leavitt

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