Observation 11966: Parmelia sulcata Taylor
When: 2008-10-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Lichen broadly palmate with irregularly lobed or serated edges; grayish-green to pinkish on top; dark black to grayish-purple on the bottom. Observed on a recently down Noble fir log. These photos show approximatly 8 inches across the log, and the lichen extended for several feet +/- up the log, which was approximately 2 feet in diameter. The lichen was likely over 30 feet above the ground before the log fell.

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Recognized by sight: Ah, yes, it would’ve started to die when the tree fell and it ceased to get as much light. As you can see, this is also a very abundant species.

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Created: 2008-10-04 22:09:32 EDT (-0400)
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