Thallus / medulla K-
Soralia abundant, not concave
Branches not constricted at base
Base of thallus not blackened
Brodo takes me to U. lapponica / U. glabresens couplet, but I probably missed something.
Brown eyed wolf lichen on a fire scarred incense cedar
Usnea arizonica—western bushy beard lichen. The most common fruticose lichen in the garden. Little information is available on the internet concerning this lichen. Photographed at Regional Parks Botanic Garden located in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, CA
White central cord with very few branches and numerous from .2-8 cm , hanging from an Acer macrophyllum in strands varying from 4-6 feet in length.
flat, dry, dark inside, top and bottom, no apothecia
bluish-gray upper surface; black, smooth lower surface, lots of cilia on margins, not able to do any chem tests today
On fallen dead Monterey Pine, passed pull test
Extremely dry, on dead coyote bush, passed pull test
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).