Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen
Synonyms: Cetraria candensis, Cetraria juniperina, Tuckermannopsis canadensis, Tuckermannopsis juniperina
Brown-eyed sunshine lichen as seen as blow down off douglas firs along the trail up the north side of Kamiak Butte, Kamiak Butte County Park, Whitman County, Washington...........April 29, 2013.
Brown-eyed sunshine lichen (below) with brown-eyed wolf lichen (above) on an Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) branch along Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........April 6, 2013.
Note the brownish, disc-shaped apothecia forming on both lichen species.
The upper pair of photos show close-ups of brown-eyed sunshine lichen as seen as blowdown from ponderosa pines. Note the large, brown-colored, cup-like apothecia. The lower photo shows close-ups of yellowish brown-eyed sunshine lichen on a ponderosa pine branch. Also pictured are the flattened thornbush lichen (Cetraria merrillii) which are black, greenleaf tuckermanopsis lichen (Cetraria chlorophylla) which are brownish, and the antlered perfume Evernia prunastri) which are creamy, antler-like lichens. Some stringy Bryoria is also seen.
All are seen on a vertical (turned horizontal here) branch of a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) as seen in the Klickitat Wildlife Area between the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway and Canyon Creek.........April 6, 2013.