a very dry and very pale green Lobaria on the same tree as Pseudocyphellaria anthraspis and some Pelt lichen
at creek bed entry to Fern Canyon, on fallen branch
color slightly different that L. pulmonaria
ID by tom_carlberg
On fallen branch
black dots are fungus, per tom_carlberg
Tom Carlberg said this was a good visual on a dying lichen. Cool colors.
Cool new one for me..,
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.