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Boreal Felt Lichen, Atlantic Population

Appendix a: Glossary of Terms

cyanolichen – lichen whose photosynthetic partner is a cyanobacterium (also called blue-green alga)

epiphyte – a lichen that grows on or is attached to another living plant

foliose – flattened and leaf-like in appearance

mycobiont – fungal partner that joins with a bacterium to form a lichen

phorophyte – the host of an epiphyte

photobiont – photosynthetic partner (bacterium) that joins with a fungal partner to form a lichen

thallus (plural form: thalli) – name for the vegetative lichen body