Northwest Lichenologists

Trophy Hunters

Submit your photos and documentation of trophy-sized lichens. Please don't collect them, but do submit a photo and provide key measurements to establish the size and how you actually made the measurements (not trivial with Usnea longissima!). Suggestions:

  • pendulous lichens - maximum length
  • foliose and crustose lichens and apothecia size -- major and minor diameters (elliptical approximation)
  • upright fruticose lichens (e.g. Cladonia) -- maximum height

How to submit photos: 1. Login to the NWL (can't post unless you are logged in). 2. Photos tab | Trophy Hunters. 3. Click "Upload" button at the top. 4. Add a caption with the following info: species, size (and how measured), general location, your name. To add a caption, double click the thumbnail that appears after submission, then click "add caption" at bottom center.


9 photo(s) Updated on: 10 Jun 2022
  • Umbilicaria phaea 4cm X 4.1cm Modoc Rim Klamath County, Oregon 5/10/2022. Largest I’ve seen on the east side.
  • Bryoria fremontii Klamath County Oregon 111.7cm Steve Sheehy
  • Peltigera ponojensis, 20 in. left to right by 16 in. top to bottom, Terra Verde, Silver Bow Co., Montana, Michael R Garverich
  • Umbilicaria americana, 13cm long dimension (index finger), Bald Mt trail NH, 2021, Richard Droker (lower left is part of same thallas as upper right)
  • Porpidia thomsonii, 60cm long dimension (index finger as reference), Teneriffe Falls trail near North Bend WA, 2013, Richard Droker
  • Porpidia thomsonii, 57cm long dimension (reference 58mm lens cap), Mt Catherine trail near Snoqualmie Pass WA, 2010, Richard Droker
  • Ophioparma ventosa from Lava Beds National Monument California. Not continuous but total length is 7.9 feet
  • Ophioparma ventosa from Lava Beds National Monument California 19.5 X 14.5 inches
  • Letharia columbiana - apothecium diameter (ellipse 46 x 31 mm based on left thumbnail that is 16 mm wide) - Pueblo Mts in SE Oregon, on Cercocarpus, July 2009 - Bruce McCune
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