Collection location: Parque Nacional Huerquehue, Araucanía, Chile [Click for map]
Very common on trunks of Nothofagus in open, old montane forest.
This is a characteristic species of open moist oldgrowth forests throughout southern Chile. It is immediately recognized by the golden medulla (often showing through spectacularly where the cortex has died, leaving striking splotches of brilliant gold on the surface), otherwise pale milky to bluish gray-green, smooth surface, and generally abundant and conspicuous coralloid isidia to lobules all along the margins and occasionally all over the surface. The lower surface is covered with pale to medium brown tomentum and conspicuous deep golden pseudocyphellae.
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