in spruce-fir forests at 6000+ft elevation
in spruce-fir forests at ca 6000ft elevation
Growing on partially shaded rock. Lower surface tan to brown. Medulla K+ yellow to orange, C-
On lower part of tree trunk near the ground
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).