{Aspicilia fruticulosa}

Aspicilia fruticulosa

Location Summary

Substrate: Calcareous soil in dry areas, occasionally with A. hispida.

Range: Uncommon in eastern Montana, southern Idaho, & eastern Oregon.

Identification Characteristics

Description: Thallus of erect hemispherical to spherical cushions or knobby balls; branches terete or nearly so. Branching dichotomous, very compact; branches short, thick, blunt, tipped with conspicuous pseudocyphellae

Bibliography: Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, by McCune & Geiser

Database Entry:  Distance Everheart 12-28-13

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