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Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen - Porpidia albocaerulescens This crustose lichen had such beautiful, lavender-blue apothecia and was completely stunning!<br />
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The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was bluish gray. <br />
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Habitat: On the shady side of a large boulder in a mixed forest<br />
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The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was bluish gray. <br />
<br />
Habitat: On the shady side of a large boulder in a mixed forest<br />
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Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen - Porpidia albocaerulescens

This crustose lichen had such beautiful, lavender-blue apothecia and was completely stunning!

The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was bluish gray.

Habitat: On the shady side of a large boulder in a mixed forest

Smoky-eye Boulder Lichen - Porpidia albocaerulescens This crustose lichen had such beautiful, lavender-blue apothecia and was completely stunning!<br />
<br />
The apothecia were rimmed with black/dark blue and the thallus was bluish gray. <br />
<br />
Habitat: On the shady side of a large boulder in a mixed forest<br />
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    comments (2)

  1. That is absolutely incredible! Posted 3 months ago
    1. I agree! I love this species! And, the apothecia are so small that you can't really see how beautiful the color is until you get up close. 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 May 17, 2019. Captured May 15, 2019 10:49 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm