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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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hopefraser

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May 21, 2016 11:43 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 24, 2016 10:41 AM ADT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 24, 2016 10:10 AM ADT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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hailey831

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May 19, 2016

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The green, flaky lichen in the picture is a Common Greenshield Lichen. It was found on a tree behind Louisa County High School growing next to an orange lichen. There were several trees with this lichen on it.

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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sidesplotch

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May 21, 2016 09:37 AM PDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 21, 2016 03:52 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 21, 2016 02:48 PM EDT

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May 21, 2016 04:41 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 21, 2016 11:19 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 21, 2016 01:20 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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May 21, 2016 10:28 AM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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gmsanders

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May 21, 2016 10:52 AM EDT
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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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