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Antlered Perfume lichen

Evernia prunastri

Description:

species of fruticose (branched, bushy) lichen valued in perfumery for its heavy, oriental fragrance and as a fixative base. It grows in mountainous areas throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere. The pale greenish gray thallus, 3 to 8 cm (1.2 to 3 inches) long, is palmately branched, ending in pointed tips. The upper surface is green and warty with pale gray reproductive bodies (soredia). The undersurface is whitish with a faint netlike pattern.

Habitat:

Spotted along Tokul creek.

Notes:

Also known as oakmoss.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.56, Long: -121.82

Spotted on Apr 20, 2017
Submitted on Jul 15, 2017

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