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Jigsaw Stippleback

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Jigsaw Stippleback
Dermatocarpon leptophyllodes

This rare lichen is actually recognized by its resemblance to a puzzle! It forms more or less, circular colonies with tightly packed pieces on low rock outcrops usually with spring seepage. It is a variable species through its wide range, however our coastal occurrences are fairly distinct. Occurring on Salt Spring Island from three locations.

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Photo credits: All. Ryan Batten

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