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  • Hypogymnia tubulosa (Schaer.) Hav.
Hypogymnia tubulosa
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This common, grey foliose lichen has crowded, overlapping, flattened, tubular lobes that are inflated like a pumped-up bicycle tyre. It forms circular, three-dimensional rosettes. The finger-like lobes which divide towards the tips become capped with a crown of grey, floury soredia (clusters of fungal hyphae and algae).

Key characteristics

  • Lobes inflated and spongy like a miniature air bed
  • Tubular lobes capped with a crown of grey, powdery soredia (never seen in Hypogymnia physodes).

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini