One lichen is actually 126 species and counting

Well-known tropical fungal partnership could be several hundred different kinds

LICHEN RECOUNT  A tropical lichen that biologists long knew as Dictyonema glabratum turns out to be one of at least 100 different species that had been lumped together under that name, DNA studies now show. This lichen will be named as a separate Cora species.

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