Matchstick Lichen (Pilophorus fibula)
Matchstick Lichen - (Pilophorus fibula) - first found for Canada onsouthern Avalon in 2007. Four more recent NL occurrences: BurinPeninsula (1) and Bay d'Espoir area (3). Only known to occur in NorthAmerica. Eight U.S. historical records. The 2007 NF record is the firstreport of the species in 74 years.A greenish, squamulous (scaly) crusty lichen with short black stalks (1mm.) each topped with a small round black fruiting body (apothecium). Itoccurs tightly attached to in-stream and shoreline boulders in shelteredstreams.