lichen-Hypotrachyna livida

Hypotrachyna livida

Hypotrachyna livida

Hypotrachyna livida photo by Ray Showman

Hypotrachyna livida apothecia

Hypotrachyna livida apothecia photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: NIS; medulla white, KC+ red; undersurface black; compare with Myelochroa galbina, which is ciliate, with yellow medulla, KC-, and with Physcia and Imshaugia spp., which have much narrower lobes and pale undersides.

ECOLOGY: A common southeastern US species; scattered in Ohio but more common in the south; on bark exclusively, particularly hard-barked trees like hickories and the red oak group.

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