Species of the Month February 2008
Common name: Black lichen
Latin name: Lichina pygmaea
A type of lichen
- Dark matt brown or black in colour.
- Forms bushy tufts up to 1 cm tall.
- Looks like a very small seaweed.
- May form extensive patchy mats.
Where to look:
On or just below the high water mark on open or exposed rock faces.