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Lobaria

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Kingdom  Fungi
Order  Peltigerales
Scientific name  Lobaria
Rank  Genus
Division  Ascomycota
Family  Lobariaceae
Higher classification  Lobariaceae
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Similar  Lobaria pulmonaria, Peltigera, Sticta, Parmelia, Usnea

Lobaria


Lobaria is a genus of lichens commonly known as "lungwort" or "lung moss" as their physical shape somewhat resembles a lung. Lobaria species are unusual in that they have a three-part symbiosis, containing a fungus, an alga and a cyanobacterium, the presence of the cyanobacterium allowing nitrogen fixation.

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Lobaria Lobaria pulmonaria images of British lichens

Their sensitivity to toxins makes them an excellent indicator of ecosystem health, and they are often found in ecological climax communities such as the old growth forests of northwestern North America.

Lobaria Lobaria pulmonaria images of British lichens

Under the doctrine of signatures, Lobaria pulmonaria is sometimes used to treat respiratory infections, although there is no peer-reviewed data to support the efficacy of this treatment.

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Lobaria pulmonaria has been found to have moderate anti-inflammatory effects, and strong anti-ulcerative effects in rats.

Lobaria pulmonaria fungi kingdom


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Lobaria CNALH Lobaria amplissima

References

Lobaria Wikipedia


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