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Thursday, July 16, 2009

BRYONET: Proper names for substrates


I am looking for the proper name for substrates that mosses and lichens
grow on, e.g. saxicolous for rocks, corticolous for bark, epixylic for
rotten wood. But what are the terms for soil and decorticated wood? This
is for database entry of our lichen collection, I have looked in several
lichen books but cannot find the proper names for these latter two
substrates. Any help would be much appreciated. You can send your names
right to me.

Roxanne Hastings
Curator of Botany
Royal Alberta Museum
12845-102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada, T5N 0M6
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