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Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen - Porpidia albocaerulescens This crustose lichen had such beautiful, purplish blue apothecia and was completely stunning. The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was gray. <br />
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Habitat: They were growing on large, moss-covered rocks throughout a mixed forest. Geotagged,Lichen,Porpidia Lichen,Porpidia albocaerulescens,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen - Porpidia albocaerulescens

This crustose lichen had such beautiful, purplish blue apothecia and was completely stunning. The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was gray.

Habitat: They were growing on large, moss-covered rocks throughout a mixed forest.

    comments (4)

  1. Fantastic! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks! Sometimes they are blue, sometimes purplish, and other times dingy gray. Not sure what the reason is for the different colors. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Beautiful - psychedelic! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you, Barry :) Posted 3 months ago

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Porpidia albocaerulescens is a lichen in the Porpidia genus.

Similar species: Lecideales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2019. Captured Jan 27, 2019 15:09 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/83s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm