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Fungi: Ascomycota: Lecanoromycetes: Lecanorales: Parmeliaceae: Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale

Flavoparmelia caperata – common greenshield lichen

Synonyms: Imbricaria caperata, Lichen caperatus, Lobaria caperata, Parmelia caperata, Parmelia cyliphora, Parmelia cylisphora, Parmelia flavicans, Parmelia herreana, Parmelia negativa, Parmotrema caperata, Pseudoparmelia caperata.

Common name: common greenshield lichen.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Flavoparmelia caperata, the common greenshield lichen, is a medium to large foliose lichen that has a very distinctive pale yellow green upper cortex when dry. The rounded lobes, measuring 3–8 mm (0.1–0.3 in) wide, usually have patches of granular soredia arising from pustules. The lobes of the thallus may be smooth, but quite often have a wrinkled appearance especially in older specimens. The lower surface is black except for a brown margin; rhizoids attached to the lower surface are black and unbranched.

Estonian: Harilik kitsesamblik, Polish: Żółtlica chropowata, Russian: Флавопармелия козлиная, Swedish: Getlav.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Common greenshield lichen (<B>Flavoparmelia caperata</B>)(?) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-26.htm">January 26, 2019</A>
LinkCommon greenshield lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)(?) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, January 26, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Common greenshield lichen (<B>Flavoparmelia caperata</B>)(?) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-01.htm">February 1, 2019</A>
LinkCommon greenshield lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)(?) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, February 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA

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