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Smooth Rock Tripe - Umbilicaria mammulata Large, foliose lichen that was very pale green on top and black underneath.<br />
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*U. mammulata is one of the largest lichens in the world. The thallus can be up to 15cm in diameter.<br />
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Habitat: Covering rocks in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Smooth Rock Tripe,Summer,Umbilicaria mammulata,United States,lichen Click/tap to enlarge

Smooth Rock Tripe - Umbilicaria mammulata

Large, foliose lichen that was very pale green on top and black underneath.

*U. mammulata is one of the largest lichens in the world. The thallus can be up to 15cm in diameter.

Habitat: Covering rocks in a deciduous forest

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  1. I really like the shadows in this photo <3 Wonderful! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa. It's amazing how much this lichen changes physically in response to moisture. Posted one year ago

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''Umbilicaria mammulata'', or Smooth Rock Tripe, is a foliose lichen found on boulders and rock walls.

Similar species: Umbilicariales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 31, 2020. Captured Sep 21, 2019 10:11 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm