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Bryoria fuscescens

Overview
PNW Range:
  West sideCommon
  East sideCommon
  Immediate coastCommon
  Alpine or subalpineCommon
Habitat: Ubiquitous in forests east Cascades, occasional west Cascades.
Substrate: Conifer bark or wood, occasionally on rocks or hardwoods.
Comments:
Synonymy: none
Bryoria fuscescens - Branches
Branches
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Bryoria fuscescens - Soralia
Soralia
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Bryoria fuscescens - Soralia
Soralia
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Bryoria fuscescens - Habit
Habit
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Bryoria fuscescens - Branches
Branches
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Bryoria fuscescens - P test
P test
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Bryoria fuscescens - Branching
Branching
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Bryoria fuscescens - P+R soredia but P- cortex and medulla
P+R soredia but P- cortex and medulla
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8/8
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: Never
Dangling Nets: Never

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Olive Black: Sometimes
   Olive Brown: Almost always
   Olive Green: Sometimes
   Brown: Almost always
   Tan: Rarely
Upper Surface Tomentose: Never
Upper Surface Pruinose or Scabrid: Never
Upper Surface with Network of Ridges: Never
Upper Surface with Pseudocyphellae: Sometimes
   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

Sexual Reproduction
Perithecia: Never
Apothecia: Rarely
   Mazaedium: Never
Disk Color    (Dry) 
   Disk Brown or Tan: Almost always

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Almost always
Lobules: Never