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Black eye lichen

Tephromela atra


Tephromela atra is a crustose lichen that has a pale gray wrinkled thallus with black apothecia, which has white margins (1-2.5 mm dia.).


Spotted on a limb of a small deciduous tree at Big Lagoon State Park. Fairly common throughout North America and parts of Europe, growing in many different habitats and substrates such as rocks and tree bark.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 27, 2019
Submitted on Feb 4, 2019

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