Chestnut Wrinkled Lichen - Cetraria sepincola
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Known from many locations, associated with bogs, in western Montana.
Thallus foliose, suberect to ascending, light to dark brown or pale olive, to less than 2 cm broad; lobes 2-3 cm wide with undulating margins; soredia and isidia lacking, and apothecia numerous, dominating the thallus McCune and Geiser 2009
This lichen occurs from Alaska south to northern California and northwestern Montana east to the northeastern United States (McCune and Goward 1995).
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Generally on shrub twigs, especially those of Betula, in fens and bogs.
Indicator of wetland habitat.
Reproduces sexually by spores from apothecia.
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