Physcia adscendens (NL: Kapjesvingermos / EN: Physcia adscendens / DE: Physcia adscendens / FR: Physcie grimpante) is a small foliose lichen with slender branches. One distinguishing feature is the presence of curved hairs (cilia) projecting from the tips of the lichen's branches and usually with helmet-like soralia at the tips. Apothecia shortly-stalked with blue-black or thinly pruinose discs. The species is widespread and common on twigs, bark, walls and concrete, often in company with P. tenella and Xanthoria species as indicators of nitrogen enrichment. Generally more robust than P. tenella, with which it is usually mixed.
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