Endolithic lichen

An endolithic lichen is a crustose lichen that grows inside solid rock, growing between the grains, with only the fruiting bodies exposed to the air.[1] An example is Caloplaca luteominea subspecies bolandri.


  1. ^ Lichen Vocabulary, LICHENS OF NORTH AMERICA, Sylvia and Stephen Sharnoff, [1] Archived 2015-01-20 at the Wayback Machine