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A saxicolous lichen is a lichen that grows on rock.[1][2] The prefix "sax" from the Latin saxum means "rock" or "stone".[3]


  1. ^ Alan Silverside's Lichen Glossary (p-z), Alan Silverside
  2. ^ Shukla, V.; Upreti, D.K.; Bajpai, R. (2013). Lichens to Biomonitor the Environment. Springer India. p. 65. ISBN 978-81-322-1503-5. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  3. ^ Snell, W.H.; Dick, E.A. (1971). A glossary of mycology. Harvard University Press. p. 146. Retrieved 20 April 2019. saxicolous. Living or growing among rocks. [< L. saxum stone + -cole, colous.]