lichen-Phaeophyscia cernohorskyi

 Phaeophyscia cernohorskyi

Phaeophyscia cernohorskyi photo by Bob Klips

Phaeophyscia cernohorskyi photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES:  Black undersurface, cortical hairs present on lobe tips and apothecia; compare with P. hirtella which has cortical hairs but lacks soredia and with other Phaeophyscia spp. which lack cortical hairs.

ECOLOGY: This member of the “P. orbicularis” complex is common on bark and rock in the eastern and central US; probably scattered across Ohio.

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