Foliose bark growing lichen. Grayish green upper surface, brown lower.
Seen growing atop a moss layer on the trunk of a tree along the Waterfall Trail in this mixed oak woodland. Each foliate leaf is about nine mm long.
Lots of these growing on this tree
not sure I'm in the right neighborhood
This crustose lichen was seen in a firmly adnate state on a large native stone. The microhabitat is oak savanna.
This foliose lichen specimen measured about four by seven cm. Although adnate and with firm leathery texture, the terminal irregular lobes are only loosely adnate. The specimen was found attached to a piece of decaying oak bark on the forest floor, within a closed canopy element of the mixed oak-bay woodland here.
The Parmeliaceae is a large and diverse family of Lecanoromycetes. With over 2000 species in roughly 87 genera, it is regarded as the largest family of lichen forming fungi. The most speciose genera in the family are the well-known groups: Xanthoparmelia (800+ species), Usnea (500+ species), Parmotrema (350+ species), and Hypotrachyna (190+ species).