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Alectoria vancouverensis

PNW Range:
  West sideOccasional
  East sideNone
  Immediate coastOccasional
  Alpine or subalpineNone
Habitat: Most common in the transition between valley forests and mountain forests (generally below about 700 m); often occurring in the same stands as A. sarmentosa, but usually dropping out below the elevation of highest dominance by Alectoria; more common on the immediate coast than A. sarmentosa.
Substrate: Bark and wood.
Synonymy: none
Alectoria vancouverensis - Habit
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Alectoria vancouverensis - Apothecia
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Alectoria vancouverensis - Branches
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Alectoria vancouverensis - C test
C test
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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

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

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

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

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Never