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Physcia adscendens

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 February 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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.

Canon EOS 7D 1/10 second F/20.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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destani from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful annd beautiful capture !

23 Feb 2013 6:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
Beautiful colors & detail!

23 Feb 2013 8:22pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/10 second
F/20.0
ISO 200
150 mm

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