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Lichens of the Hassan Tower Monument (Rabat, Morocco)

Author(s): Ilham Nattah, Amina Ouazzani Touhami, Rachid Benkirane1, Mohamed El Kortbi, and Allal Douira

Journal: Atlas Journal of Biology
ISSN 2158-9151

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 78;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Morocco | Hassan Tower | monument | lichens | deterioration.

This paper describes the lichen species that colonize thewalls of the Hassan Tower, a historical monument of Morocco.The lichen species identified as Caloplaca flavescens, C.Vitellinula, Rocella phycopsis and Xanthoria calcicola are distributeddifferently on the walls of the tower. In addition to otherenvironmental factors, such lichen species encountered areinvolved in one way or another in the deterioration of buildingmaterials of the Hassan Tower.

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