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Growing or living on leaves: foliicolous lichens.

[Latin folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots + -colous.]
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Lucking, "Ecology of foliicolous lichens at the "Botarrama" trail (Costa Rica), a Neotropical rain forest.
Epiphylls are usually small cryptogams growing on the upper surfaces of the host leaves [8] and commonly consist of two dominant visible groups: epiphyllous liverworts and foliicolous lichens (referred to as liverworts and lichens) [9].
Lucking, Additions and Corrections to the Knowledge of the Foliicolous Lichen Flora of Costa Rica: The Family Gomphillaceae, J.
New species or interesting records of foliicolous lichens.
Foliicolous lichens and associated lichenicolous fungi in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula: the effect of environmental factors on distribution.
Taxonomy, floristics and biogeography of Foliicolous Lichens and their Lichenicolous Fungi.
Foliicolous lichens and their lichenicolous fungi from Ecuador, with a comparison of lowland and montane rainforest.
Abstract: A total of 280 foliicolous lichens and 12 lichenicolous fungi was found in an inventory made in the lowland rain forest at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica.