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Fruticose lichen. U. florida presents dense, shrubby, +/- erect grey-green thallus, whose base is persistly blackened. Main stems contain minute papillae and numerous fibrils. Soredia and isidia are absent. It is usually fertile with large apothecia surrounded by ray-like projections.
Found in exposed, well-lit habitats, usually on deciduous twigs and branches in the tree canopy. Spotted on the bark of an oak tree
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired