lichen-Melanelia subaurifera

Melanelia subaurifera

Melanelia subaurifera

Melanelia subaurifera photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Olive-brown color; fragile cortex; no pseudocyphellae; isidia tiny, cylindrical, often clustered; medulla C+ red; compare with M. exasperata, which has a warty surface, medulla C-.

ECOLOGY: Primarily eastern US; scattered in Ohio but more common in eastern counties; frequently found on branches of willow and black walnut in wet areas.

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