It is a futicose lichen, i.e., a lichen with a coral-like shrubby structure. Spotted during a wet day so it is quite swollen and different to its normal aspect. Usually it is more flat. Notice the farinose soredia. In the second picture the anverse of the talli can be observed.
On a pine tree trunk bark. Pine tree forest in the mountains above 1200 m. Reserva de la Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso - El Espinar.
Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired
Lat: 40.71, Long: -4.24
Spotted on Mar 4, 2018
Submitted on May 7, 2018