Species with blue-green thallus, corticolous on Mtn beech, leathery texture, lobe edges entire without sorediae, phyllidiae or apotheciae.
Apothecia random on surface of thallus, notably NOT marginal, sub-pedicellate, minutely tomentose and white beneath, orange-brown above, margins not sorediate, fimbriate or ciliate.
Lichens living on maple tree near lodge housing
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.