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Anaptychia ciliaris
(1) Anaptychia ciliaris
Description
Thallus
Fruticose, up to 10 cm long, lobes branching into narrow strips (2-3 mm wide), distinctly separated with long gray to black cilia at the thallus edge

Color
Gray when dry, green when wet
Reproduction
Apothecia: often present, pruinose blackish-brown disc and crenate margin
Soralia: —
Isidia: —
Risk of confusion
Physcia leptalea, with similar apothecia and cilia, but has a clearly leaf-like thallus
Ecology
Substrate
On bark, rarely on calcareous rock

Habitat
Heliophilous

Occurrence
On the way to becoming rare

Sensitivity to air pollution
Sensitive to pollution, especially acid pollution

(2) Cilia
(3) Detail of cilia