Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Phaeophyscia hispidula (Ach.) Essl.
Whiskered Shadow Lichen

Hypotrachyna pulvinata is bluish green in color and is dichotomously branched. It is a common upper elevation species. The giveaway is the fringe of black rhizines along the edge of the lobes and all the across underneath the bottom surface.
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Phaeophyscia hispidula, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, May 18, 2010

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