Observation 70153: Lepraria Ach.
When: 2011-06-25
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Covering the trunk of a living maple, it was soft.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: Some kind of mold I think.
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: only one way to tell…
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: these are hard to ID to species (almost impossible without chemistry), especially out west, but if the thallus is purely composed of granules then Lepraria sensu lato is almost certainly correct (bright yellow ones are Chryosothrix)

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So…
By: Byrain
2011-07-01 15:04:25 PDT (-0700)

…not a mold? To explain its texture in other words, it felt, moldy, it was more comparable to this slime mold (http://mushroomobserver.org/70020?q=5EO7, I do realize they’re not molds) then any lichen I have felt before. And I will attempt chemistry if need be next time I am in the area, it shouldn’t be hard to find again.

Texture
By: Byrain
2011-06-25 21:46:07 PDT (-0700)

It was soft/powdery/flaky, it was easily removed from the substrate just by touching it and didn’t hold its form. Are there any lichens like this?

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