<  Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. friabilis
Candelaria pacifica  >
Click on Characteristic name for explanation. Click on image for larger version.
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei

PNW Range:
  West sideCommon
  East sideCommon
  Immediate coastCommon
  Alpine or subalpineUncommon
Habitat: Most common in understory of conifers.
Substrate: On bark or wood of both conifers and hardwoods but typically on conifers.
Synonymy: Bryoria pikei
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei - Habit
by B. McCune
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei - Pseudocyphellae
by B. McCune
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei - Acetone extract
Acetone extract
by B. McCune
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei - Habit
by B. McCune
Bryoria pseudofuscescens var. pikei - Branches
by B. McCune
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: Rarely
   Olive Brown: Almost always
   Olive Green: Sometimes
   Brown: Almost always
   Tan: 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

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

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Never