Information on a lichen

Paolo Caputo pacaputo at DS.CISED.UNINA.IT
Mon May 20 14:18:25 CDT 1996

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Dear all,

    I apologize for cross-postings. Does anyone have information
on the lichen genus Roccella, growing on rock faces in warm
coastal environments? I am especially interested in knowing which
species of the genus was used in Mediterranean countries as
natural dye for textiles.


Paolo Caputo
Dipartimento di Biologia vegetale
Universita' di Napoli Federico II
Via Foria, 223
I-80139 Naples
(pacaputo at

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