Observation 11966: Parmelia sulcata Taylor

When: 2008-10-04

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

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

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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