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Powder-back lichen

Physcia caesia

Description:

Foliose light grey lichen (posy lichen in front in two first pics); becoming darker grey in the center, with visible soralia.

Habitat:

Seen growing on bare rocks, in a midst of other lichens, a multitude of them. Seen on slopes of one of the lower peaks of Caucasus, at some 2200 - 2300 m of altitude, and in an adjacent valley, laying at some 1900m. The valley and these slopes are regularly beaten by harsh winds, and are intermittently covered by coniferous groves, thorny shrub groves, mountain grasslands and barren rocks.


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მცხეთა-მთიანეთი, Georgia

Lat: 42.67, Long: 44.62

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 9, 2019

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