a very pale gray one
on bark among moss
Quite faded. Usually chartreuse green.
at TipToe Falls
on twig on ground
surrounded by poison oak...
AND I'm not happy that this became a Lobaria... rather than a Pseudocypharellia...
hmmm. confused with this one, as there are white soredia (?) on the ridges, but it has odd looking red apothecia...
Scharnoff book says that apothecia are uncommon, so maybe it's P. anomala after all
On rock outcropping amongst moss & Cladonia. Smooth brown upper surface with curled margins with bluish soralia (?), white dots at tips of margins (?), light lower surface with white shaggy rhizines and cyphallae (??) (last picture shows a bunch of rhizines in the lower right quadrant).
This one has me stumped. The lower surface cyphaelle would point to Sticta limbata but the shapes of the lobes are not familiar to me, and I don't recall it having so many rhizines and *bluish* soralia. And I've never seen it on rock.
A pleasant (if you are into that sort of thing) accidental discovery. Whilst out mucking about, collecting Pseudocyphellaria crocata agg. specimens for a Field Museum, Chicago, USA, study into the New Zealand Lobariaceae, an unprepossessing lichen caught my eye. This seems to be Sticta livida - hitherto known in New Zealand from two very grotty collections made from Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island) and Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island).
Uncommon. Corticolous on rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) bark, growing admixed with mosses near trunk base above stream. Photobiont green. Medulla white. Thallus reeking of fish when dry (and worse when wet), olive-green to dull light green when moist, greyish-green when dry, upper surface minutely papillate (papillae reddish); thallus margins often finely lobulate, sometimes bearing tomentose, clavate projections in lobe axils. Underside evenly brown to fawn tomentose. Cyphellae inconspicuous, scattered, minute, rounded with prominent margins. Images show herbarium voucher in dry and moist condition.
PJ de Lange 12919, UNITEC 7655 (Duplicate: F) DNA voucher.