Found at Beech bottom campground at site #21 growing at the base of a small beech. This one stood out seemed darker green with light zones almost camouflaging it self. growing on the shady side of the tree.


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Thanks Jason
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-10 19:46:18 PST (-0800)

This specimen certainly stood out.

Huge specimen!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-03-09 19:14:05 PST (-0800)

This is a tropical genus, but this one species makes it all the way up to the Canadian border. It’s a bit tricky to distinguish — it just “has that look”. The small, very round, thick, lobes with conspicuous white pruina, often only pruinose back from the margins, somewhat concave, somewhat shiny… and if you scratch it, it is often somewhat orangish-yellowish inside instead of the usual snow-white of almost all other lichens. Chemistry also helps.

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