[Lichens of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Snow Lichens of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Stereocaulon

Tomentose Snow Lichen: Stereocaulon tomentosum

Could this be tomentose snow lichen (Stereocaulon tomentosum)? It was seen on alpine slopes above timberline along the Butte Camp Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Monument............July 9, 2013. It appears to be nestled amongst hoary rock moss (Racomitrium lanuginosum).

The following information regarding Stereocaulon distribution was found on the "Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria" website (http://www.pnwherbaria.org/index.php).

Stereocaulon alpinum

Stereocaulon botryosum

Stereocaulon glareosum

Stereocaulon grande

Stereocaulon intermedium

Stereocaulon myriocarpum

Stereocaulon nivale

Stereocaulon paschale

Stereocaulon sasakii var. simplex

Stereocaulon sasakii var. tomentosoides

Stereocaulon spathuliferum

Stereocaulon sterile

Tomentose Snow Lichen, Woolly Coral, Woolly Foam Lichen: Stereocaulon tomentosum

Stereocaulon vesuvianum

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