Growing on beech tree trunk in damp beech forest
A large one (1.5 feet) on bark of tree. Near place we stopped for last week's lichen class
Amazing thing. Found a festoon of it on a tree away from where the class had seen it. I think I saw something like it that was green at Pepperwood with Ken-ichi back last January...
on conifer tree
Macrolichens Around San Francisco Bay Workshop by Tom Carlberg and Rikke Reese Næsborg
On Q. agrifolia bark in moss
On live oak
2nd time seeing this, at least 2 species on this tree, by big leaf maple on Mt. Ellen Summit Trail
same individual identified by Ken-ichi back in July 2014
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.