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Leptochidium albociliatum

PNW Range:
  West sideCommon
  East sideCommon
  Immediate coastOccasional
  Alpine or subalpineRare
Habitat: Somewhat shady to open habitats, mostly in outcrop and talus areas, occasional in steppe, low to mid elevations.
Substrate: Moss, soil, or moss over rock.
Synonymy: none
Leptochidium albociliatum - Lobes
by B. McCune
Leptochidium albociliatum - Apothecia
by B. McCune
Leptochidium albociliatum - Hairs
by B. McCune
Scale: Bar=1mm unless noted
Growth Form
Fruticose: Never
Foliose: Almost always
Crustose: Never
Appressed Foliose: Sometimes
Fluffy Foliose or Strappy: Sometimes
Dangling Hair: Never
Erect Hair: Never
Appressed Hair: Never
Stalks With Squamules: Never
Stalks: Never
Squamules: Never
Single Holdfast: Never
Dangling Nets: Never
Lobe Width (mm): 3 (± 1)

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Dark Gray: Almost always
   Black: Almost always
   Olive Black: Commonly
Upper Surface Tomentose: Almost always
Upper Surface Pruinose or Scabrid: Never
Upper Surface with Network of Ridges: Never
Upper Surface with Pseudocyphellae: Never
   Upper Surface with Holes into Cavity: Never
Cilia on Margins: Never
Lower Surface (Foliose)
Lower Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Dark Gray: Almost always
   Black: Almost always
   Olive Green: Sometimes
Veined Below: Never
Rhizinate Below: Never
Tomentose Below: Almost always
Cyphellae: Never
Pseudocyphellae Below: Never
Papillae Below: Never

Inside (Medulla) Yellow or Orange: Never
Central Cord: Never
Hollow Stalks or Hollow Lobes: Never
Gelatinous: Almost always

Green Algae Primary Photobiont: Never
Cyanobacteria Primary Photobiont: Almost always
Internal Cephalodia: Never
External Cephalodia: Never

Sexual Reproduction
Perithecia: Never
Apothecia: Rarely
   Mazaedium: Never
Disk Color    (Dry) 
   Disk Brown or Tan: Almost always

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Sometimes
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Sometimes