stipe never felt the need to publicly confirm his sexuality until 2008 but said he understood it might help “some kid somewhere.”
And on tour for that LP, Buck, Mills, and stipe began to ponder their future.
“We were coming out of a perceived low period into an upswing, and it felt really good,” stipe recalled.
stipe long, erect, reddish-brown, arising from a thin hypothallus.
Distinguished by its short, dark, stipe and adherent spores.
stipe present or often wanting, seldom prolonged within the sporangium as a columella.
Sori numerous, rather near the midvein, stipe and rachis lustrous brown.
stipe present or often wanting; the columella usually conspicuous and well-developed.
Scales of the stipe very few, seldom persistent, rarely over 3-16 of an inch long.
stipe rather short, tapering upward, bent at the apex, dark purple in color.