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  • English
    • Common Greenshield Lichen
    • Common green shield lichen
  • Scientific Names
    • Flavoparmelia caperata
    • Parmelia caperata
    • Parmelia cylisphora
    • Parmelia flavicans
    • Parmelia herreana
    • Parmelia negativa
    • Pseudoparmelia caperata
  • Portuguese
    • Parmélia‑verde

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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miwasatoshi

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August 28, 2016 04:15 PM CDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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ghoshj21

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August 29, 2016 02:59 PM AEST

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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rcurtis

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August 26, 2016 12:27 PM EDT

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Growing on sandstone

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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tristanmadayag

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August 15, 2016 08:45 AM PDT

Description

Found growing on a single tree stump in a temperate woodland environment. Had what looked like patches of decomposition.

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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sdutta98

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August 19, 2016 09:05 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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tcurtis

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August 17, 2016 09:01 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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carlfabre

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August 14, 2016 11:05 AM CDT

Description

A type of foliose (leaf-like) lichen

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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charlie

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August 14, 2016 04:14 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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charlie

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August 14, 2016 11:13 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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tiwane

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August 13, 2016 11:19 AM PDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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kasey11

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August 10, 2016 01:21 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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aguilita

Date

July 30, 2016

Description

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia capaerata)

30 July 2016
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Gillespie and Llano Counties, Texas

Virtually ubiquitous in all of the state's natural areas, Common Greenshield Lichen was observed growing on Mesquite trees at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

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Description from Wikipedia

Flavoparmelia caperata or common greenshield lichen (from Lichens of North America) 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; rhizomes...

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