Chrysothrix chlorina

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[“Sulfur dust lichen”; syn. Lepraria chlorina]

USES: Dye (Scandinavia)

Chrysothrix chlorina was used in Scandinavia to make a brown dye for dye woolens (Uphof 1959).

This lichen contains calycin and vulpinic acid, both of which are yellow pigments (Brodo et al. 2001).

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