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Smooth rock tripe

Umbilicaria mammulata

Description:

A very large foliose lichen that grows on boulders. Upper surface is pink-brown; lower surface turns black with maturity.

Habitat:

Boulders, rock walls in forests and near water.

Notes:

I've been told that this is edible, especially when boiled.

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Pembroke, Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.32, Long: -80.64

Spotted on Apr 19, 2014
Submitted on Apr 28, 2014

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