[Lichens of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Cowpie Lichen, Crater Lichen

Diploschistes muscorum ssp. muscorum

Synonyms: Diploschistes bryophilus, Diploschistes canadensis

Cowpie Lichen, Crater Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum ssp. muscorum (Synonyms: Diploschistes bryophilus, Diploschistes canadensis) (Thelotremataceae)

What appears to be cowpie lichen on a basalt outcrop high above Rowland Lake and the Labyrinth, Columbia River Gorge..........August 29, 2013.

Cowpie Lichen, Crater Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum ssp. muscorum (Synonyms: Diploschistes bryophilus, Diploschistes canadensis) (Thelotremataceae)

Cowpie lichen on a basalt outcrop above the Crawford Oaks trailhead, Columbia Hills State Park........January 15, 2015.

Cowpie Lichen, Crater Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum ssp. muscorum (Synonyms: Diploschistes bryophilus, Diploschistes canadensis) (Thelotremataceae) - Cowpie Lichen, Crater Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum ssp. muscorum (Synonyms: Diploschistes bryophilus, Diploschistes canadensis) (Thelotremataceae)

A close-up of what appears to be cowpie lichen on an outcrop of quartzite atop Kamiak Butte, Whitman County Parks, Washington..........April 29, 2013.

Paul Slichter