Orange foliose lichen on a substrate of bark. Apothecia also yellowish orange. Thumb nail shown for rough scale.
Foliose bark growing lichen. Grayish green upper surface, brown lower.
cup-shaped when emerging, frequently crowded one against another, fraying and flattening with maturity, growing in soil amidst woody forest debris and wood debris from new shed. Growing beneath Incense Cedars.
Seen growing atop a moss layer on the trunk of a tree along the Waterfall Trail in this mixed oak woodland. Each foliate leaf is about nine mm long.
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...