Distribution in scandinavian waters
Size: The species is found in patches
and belts where it is difficult to discern seperate individuals.
Appearance: The tissue of this species has a very brittle appearance.
The body has a chequered cracked look with a finely frayed, whitish
or pale yellow edge that is composed of the lichens hyfers. The fruiting
structure has a dark orange disc that is surrounded by a lighter edge.
Depth: Orange lichen usually grows in an area above the salt
Environment: This species grows close to the shoreline on rocks
and cliffs that are moistened by the waves. This lichen can build
small yellow patches amongst the darker belts of salt lichen, but is
more common higher up and can build widespread yellow-orange
colonies on the shorelines middle zone. Orange lichen is perennial
and colonies grow slowly.
Classification: Orange lichen is part of the fungi group under