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Alectoria sarmentosa

Overview
PNW Range:
  West sideAbundant
  East sideAbundant
  Immediate coastOccasional
  Alpine or subalpineCommon
Habitat: Common in low to mid elevation conifer forests, associated with older forests; toward the eastern edge of its range increasingly restricted to moist, old-growth forest.
Substrate: On bark or wood, rarely on rock or mosses over rock.
Comments: A. vancouverensis is essentially identical in form but has a C+ red medulla
Synonymy: none
Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Apothecia
Apothecia
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Apothecia
Apothecia
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Field appearance
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Alectoria sarmentosa - Pseudocyphellae
Pseudocyphellae
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Scale: Bar=1mm unless noted
Growth Form
Fruticose: Almost always
Foliose: Never
Crustose: Never
Appressed Foliose: Never
Fluffy Foliose or Strappy: Never
Dangling Hair: Almost always
Erect Hair: Never
Appressed Hair: Never
Stalks With Squamules: Never
Stalks: Never
Squamules: Never
Single Holdfast: Sometimes
Dangling Nets: Never

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Pale Yellow Green: Almost always
   Pale Green: Almost always
Upper Surface Tomentose: Never
Upper Surface Pruinose or Scabrid: Never
Upper Surface with Network of Ridges: Never
Upper Surface with Pseudocyphellae: Almost always
   Upper Surface with Holes into Cavity: Never
Cilia on Margins: Never

Interior
Inside (Medulla) Yellow or Orange: Never
Central Cord: Never
Hollow Stalks or Hollow Lobes: Never
Gelatinous: Never

Photobiont
Green Algae Primary Photobiont: Almost always
Cyanobacteria Primary Photobiont: Never
Internal Cephalodia: Never
External Cephalodia: Never

Chemistry
Usnic Acid: Almost always
Cortex KC+ Yellow: Almost always
Medulla KC+ Orange, Red, or Pink: Sometimes
Sexual Reproduction
Perithecia: Never
Apothecia: Sometimes
   Mazaedium: Never
Disk Color    (Dry) 
   Disk Black: Rarely
   Disk Brown or Tan: Almost always

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Never