Observation 167300: Parmeliopsis hyperopta (Ach.) Arnold
When: 2014-06-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Lichen growing on Noble fir burl stump, with raised circular bumps (apothecia?), sometimes with black centers. Underside of lichen distinctively white.

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Recognized by sight: assuming it is white/gray when dry; if it were yellowish-greenish dry then it would be P. ambigua; but it usually is more yellow when wet not less

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Not yellowish, I think.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-14 15:00:20 CDT (-0400)

This is growing on a very iconic Noble fir stump/burl, without bark, growing immediately adjacent to the trail to Sheppard’s Point. It is about 40 feet below the viewpoint. The fact that I could photograph it means it is on the eastern side of the burl. The southern side is very steep and unsafe. The viewpoint at Sheppard’s Point is on a cliff-face, about 300 feet high. The sides of the point are only slightly less steep.

I was trying to get the contrast between the exposed pinkish Noble fir burl wood, and the lichen.

Created: 2014-06-13 17:34:56 CDT (-0400)
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