Lichens are composite organisms composed of fungal species in a symbiotic relationship with algae and/or cyanobacteria. Although lichens are classified and named based on the fungal component, they are here presented separately from fungi for convenience of access.
Description: Thallus grey-green and pendent, with slender branches 0.1-0.7 mm in width, flattened at base. Branches taper and curl at the tips.
Distribution: West of Cascades crest in Washington; northern British Columbia to northern Oregon, disjunct in Maine; Ontario, Quebec.
Habitat: High humidity forest.
Substrate: On trees, esp. conifers.