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Cortinarius collinitus (similar to C. trivialis) inside a large, hollowed out stump. The genus ID is reasonably certain, but not 100% positive. The orange-brown cap is slimy when wet. The gills on underside of cap turn rusty-brown to purplish with age. Note the scaly bands on stipe (white arrow). According to Medical Mushrooms, mycelium extracts from this species have antitumor properties when injected into mice.

An old, decaying Cortinarius collinitus showing moist, slimy cap (left) and rusty-brown gills (right).

This scaly fungus growing on a fire-charred trunk resembles a foliose lichen; however, it does not have the algal (photobiont) layer of a lichenized fungus.

A non-lichenized fungus attached to a piece of wet bark. Although it superficially resembles a foliose lichen, it does not have the photobiont algal layer or morphology of a lichen.

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Foliose and Fruticose Lichens

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The foliose lichen Hypogymnia imshaugii.

Pine lichen (Letharia vulpina), a common fruticose species on Palomar Mountain.

Pine lichen (Letharia vulpina) on white fir (Abies concolor) in the Sierra Nevada.

Acorns Deposited In Bark Of Fallen Ponderosa Pine By Acorn Woodpecker

Sprouting maul oak (Quercus chrysolepis).

Acorn of maul oak (Quercus chrysolepis).

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