like returning to an old friend... on the edge of the redwoods and Douglass firs - among the tan oaks.
This is as close as I can get without going out of focus. Here's hoping its close enough but eben if it't not I've now learned its a beard lichen, so thanks :-)
brown upper surface with white soredia on ridges, light tan lower surface with white pseudocyphallae
Lichen on the trunk of a live tree.
large reddish brown upper surface with prominent ridges/depressions, light lower surface with pseudopcyphallae, occasional dark apothecia
dry, on trunk of small dead/dying tree.
Pale green upper, dark lower, dark inside tube, (this one was more erect than the other one
K+ Yellow, C-, KC-
Pale green upper surface, white lower surface, ruffled lobes with black pycnidia, apothecia with brown centers
On a twig of small tree
Pale green, on bark of conifer tree trunk, a few wider branches ends that are frayed
Blue green upper surface, dark lower surface with lighter brown tips, dark brown inside tube, brown apothecia, relatively thin tubes
On twig under old Doug firs
Cortex: k+ yellow, C-, KC- (could not tell if I found medulla or not)
Ascomycota is a Division/Phylum of the kingdom Fungi that, together with the Basidiomycota, form the subkingdom Dikarya. Its members are commonly known as the sac fungi. They are the largest phylum of Fungi, with over 64,000 species. The defining feature of this fungal group is the "ascus" (from Greek: ἀσκός (askos), meaning "sac" or "wineskin"), a microscopic sexual structure in which nonmotile spores, called ascospores, are formed. However, some species of the Ascomycota are asexual, meaning...