Locality: 29°15’7.40" N, 103°17’50.60" W, el. 1645-2120 m
Substrate and habitat: Growing on piñon pine in an open woodland of piñon, juniper, and oak.
Identification: This species keys out in the first couplet of Wetmore’s key to the broadly inclusive genus Parmelia of that time (1976) as the only such lichen in Big Bend NP with a brown thallus and abundant apothecia, and without soredia.
Distribution in Big Bend NP: Wetmore records Melanohalea subolivacea (under the name Parmelia subolivacea) on pine and oak from Green Gulch, the Lost Mine Trail, Boulder Meadows in The Basin, near the top of Casa Grande above The Basin, and on Emory Peak, at elevations ranging from 5300 to 7777 feet.
Common name: brown-eyed camouflage lichen
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