Observation 166730: Alectoria Ach.

When: 2014-06-05

Collection location: MP 14.5 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Growing on bark of Noble fir.


Singular white to gray-green strand of lichen, growing on Noble fir tree trunk.
Same strand. Difficult to find a focus for this angle.

Proposed Names

2% (2)
Used references: Brodo, Lichens of North America. Pendant, gray, sometimes branching. Whole lichen is 4 inches (10cm) long.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: far too pale to be any of the Bryorias, but too small to identify from photo, form looks like A. imshaugii

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Sounds right, Jason.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-08 23:06:39 CST (+0800)

I was using just the key in Brodo to get to this one. I also agree: doesn’t look like Bryoria.

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