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Cinder Lichen - Aspicilia cinerea Habitat: Growing on a rock Aspicilia cinera,Aspicilia cinerea,Geotagged,Spring,United States,lichen Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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''Aspicilia cinera'' is a gray to almost white, 1.5 – 15 cm wide, crustose areolate lichen with large apothecia that mostly grows on rock in the mountains. It grows in variable forms, from having a continuous surface to being areolate. It grows in Eurasia, and North America on siliceous rock, schist or igneous rock in habitats exposed to sunlight, also rarely on calciferous rock. It is common in Arizona, and rare in California and Baja California at elevations of 1,700 to 3,300 metres.

Similar species: Pertusariales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 26, 2020. Captured Mar 26, 2020 14:01 in Scout House, Sherman, CT 06784, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm