first time seeing this !!
Foliose lichen in unusual shade of grey-green. Large wavy lobes held upstanding like cos lettuce.
Notable features are finely rugose to ridged surface to thallus, glossy surface and lack of obvious reproductive organs.
Corticolous, very uncommon.
Blue-green, foliose, very broad barely divided thallus, surface faveolate. Corticolous. Edges and ridges with golden soralia. Underside soft light brown. I suspect minutely tomentose but didn't check.
Unsure of genus ID, could be Sticta fuliginosa or similar, but faveolate surface suggests Pseudocyphellaria
with brownish-orange apothecia
Bull Creek South trail off of Grasshopper MUT
winter 1.5 years ago...
On one of the large rocks going down to the Entrance to Kiwi & Bird Life Park in Queenstown.
Foliose, cupped apothecia of reddish brown, notable feature is the coralline growths along the lobe edges of the thallus. Locally, this feature is quite strong.
Particularly corticolous on Kahikatea