<  Nodobryoria abbreviata
Nostoc (cyanobacteria) species  >
Click on Characteristic name for explanation. Click on image for larger version.
Nodobryoria oregana

PNW Range:
  West sideCommon
  East sideOccasional
  Immediate coastUncommon
  Alpine or subalpineRare
Habitat: Common in moist low-elevation to subalpine forests with relatively strong coastal influence; most abundant in mid elevation to subalpine forests in the Cascade Range.
Substrate: Usually on conifers, rarely on hardwoods or shrubs, often intricately intermixed with other Bryoria and Alectoria species; sometimes on rock when present as an epiphyte in adjacent forests.
Synonymy: none
Nodobryoria oregana - Habit
by B. McCune
Nodobryoria oregana - Branches
by B. McCune
Nodobryoria oregana - Branches
by B. McCune
Nodobryoria oregana - Cortex
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: Rarely
Appressed Hair: Never
Stalks With Squamules: Never
Stalks: Never
Squamules: Never
Single Holdfast: Never
Dangling Nets: Never

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   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: Never
   Upper Surface with Holes into Cavity: Never
Cilia on Margins: Commonly

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

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

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Never