Growing on the branch of a living oak tree in the mixed oak woodland here. Image two has a fragment of the underside laid atop the specimen
Growing on a branch of a living oak tree. Snap test shows no elacticity
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).