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Aspicilia reptans

Aspicilia
  • Morphology: Crustose to nearly squamulose. Irregular short, broad lobes in A. reptans. Narrow, elongate and flattened, forked lobes in A. sp. (undescribed).
  • Color: The thallus ranges in color from whitish to bluish-gray; greenish when moist.
  • Reproductive Structures: Apothecia are sunken and have a dark or black disk with distinct margins.
  • Habitat: Dry acidic rocks or soil.
  • General Information: Aspicilia reptans is a locally common pioneer species. Aspicilia sp. is not well known, but is found occasionally in the shrub-steppe.


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