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Rimelia reticulata, one of the "cracked ruffle lichens", on hardwood bark, southern Mississippi. This lichen is a traditional ingredient in the Indian spice mixture, Kabul Garam Masala.

The Tepehuan of Chihuahua, Mexico, used this lichen in a tea to relieve discomfort from kidney disorders or venereal disease.

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Photograph copyright Stephen/Sylvia Sharnoff