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

Antlered Perfume, Ring Lichen

Evernia prunastri

Antlered Perfume, Ring Lichen: Evernia prunastri (Parmeliaceae)

Antlered perfume as seen on an Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) branch in the Klickitat Wildlife Area between the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway and Canyon Creek..........April 6, 2013. This species has a tonal difference in color between the upper and lower thallus (a light blue-green above and a creamy white below) which is not readily apparent here. The similar farinose cartilage lichen (Ramalina farinacea) has the same color tone on both upper and lower surfaces of the thallus.

Paul Slichter