Skin Lichen

Leptogium ?

a lichen on a moss-cover boulder, perhaps Leptogium, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a moist, shady spot on the Elgeyo Escarpment, Iten, Kenya, July 2014. Elevation 2400 meters.

This lichen is attached to a mossy boulder on the Elgeyo Escarpment. The surface is often wet but may also get very dry during windy days in the dry season.

Collemataceae -- a family of Lichenized Fungi

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Kenya Natural History

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