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Ptilidium californicum

Ptilidium californicum


Plants very small, red to yellow gold, metallic sheen; Leaves very small <1mm; 3-4 lobed with ciliate teeth, oil bodies brown. Abundant sporophytes emerging.


Found on the bark of a silver fir (Abies amabalis) around 1500'.


I took the plant photo with my Iphone and a Bausch and Lomb 14x handlens.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.07, Long: -121.82

Spotted on Apr 13, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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