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Blushing Scale Lichen

Psora decipiens


Thallus is bluish white but can be variable. Sometimes pinkish or reddish brown. Grows on bare, calcareous sand or mineral-rich soil, widespread but very local, coastal and montane.


Spotted in soil. Exposed, open arid habitat in southeastern New Mexico. Chihuahuan Desert.

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New Mexico, USA

Lat: 32.05, Long: -104.06

Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019

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