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Physconia enteroxantha

Physconia
  • Morphology: Foloise with ascending to flattened lobe tips.
  • Color: The upper surface of the thallus has light gray to light brown lobes with a frosted appearance. When moist, the thallus appears greenish; lower surface has rhizines.
  • Reproductive Structures: Rarely has apothecia. Soredia (asexual reproductive structures)are present in some species, absent in others. P. isidiigera has white soredia; P enteroxantha has yellowish to white powdery soredia.
  • Habitat: Low elevations in somewhat nutrient-enriched soil, moss mats, rock outcrops
  • General information: Lower surface has scattered, bottle-brush like rhizines.


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