Thallus forming erect tufts up to 10 cm diameter; variable in color from cream in shady habitats to copper-brown in exposed habitats. Main stem with shallow surface depressions and very few branchlets. Stems often ending with globe-like apothecia that are slit open to reveal sooty black spores. In forested habitats on bark and wood. Four species of Sphaerophorus occur in this region.

Alaska species lichens Coral Lichen


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