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Date of issue: 5 October 2021
Designer: Jason Watts, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Printing

Part of a series of 4 'Antarctic Territory Lichen' stamps.

Plant: Xanthoria elegans


Common-name: Elegant Sunburst

Lichens are complex organisms made up of fungi and one or more algae species.
They are named according to the fungal component.
This lichen grows on rocks near bird colonies in Australia's Antarctic Territory
where it relies on nutrients from bird droppings.


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