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 Red Maple.
Lobaria is a genus of lichens commonly known as "lungwort" or "lung moss" as their physical shape somewhat resembles a lung. Lobaria species are unusual in that they have a three-part symbiosis, containing a fungus, an alga and a cyanobacterium, the presence of the cyanobacterium allowing nitrogen fixation.