Lichens and Fungi

Common and scentific names Details Photos

Cedar -apple rust

Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginiana

A woody gall, which sprouts gelatinous orange tentacles after rains, one recorded along trail by market street behind Phillips-Hawkins Hall has been there since 1990's

False Turkeytail

Stereum ostrea

Very thin multicolored bracket fungus with a smooth underside, common in park woods

Common Green Shield Lichen

Flavoparmelia caperata

Common blue-green lichen on tree trunks throughout peabody park shield lichen

Crowded parchment

Stereum complicatum

Similar to False Turkey tail, but generally smaller and orange brown in color, common in the park woods turkeytail