(Cup Lichen)

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Cladonia chlorophaea, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9237

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Cladonia chlorophaea, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9228

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Cladonia chlorophaea, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9214

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Cladonia chlorophaea, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9211

Scientific Name Cladonia chlorophaea USDA PLANTS Symbol CLCH3
Common Name Cup Lichen ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 189870
Family Cladoniaceae Lichen Herbaria
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Description Widespread distribution, found on rotten wood, tree trunks, mineral soil or humus; lichen with many small podetia (stems) 1/10-inch to 1/2-inch tall opening to small cups less than 1/4-inch across, grayish-green color. Colorado Status Native

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