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Beautiful Orange Lichen I unfortunately only had a dedicated macro lens on when I took this image. DOF is horrible but still a beautiful display of lichen. Caloplaca ignea,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Beautiful Orange Lichen

I unfortunately only had a dedicated macro lens on when I took this image. DOF is horrible but still a beautiful display of lichen.

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''Caloplaca ignea'' is a brilliant red-orange crustose areolate lichen found in the southwestern United States.:241 It has narrow to linear lobes radiating from its center , being paler in color at the outer edge.:241 It is in the ''Caloplaca'' genus of the Teloschistaceae family.:241 It has small .3 – 1 mm apothecia discs.:241 In the foothills of the western United States Sierra Nevada it grows with brilliant yellow ''Acarospora socialis'' to add spectacular color to the scenery.:3

Similar species: Teloschistales
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded May 5, 2019. Captured in 1152 US-60, Show Low, AZ 85901, USA.