Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Parmeliaceae

Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale

Common Greenshield Lichen

Type: Foliose

Found on acid-barked deciduous trees and on rock. Comprises transversely wrinkled lobes with coarse granular soredia. Yellowish green above with black under surface with light-brown margins and simple rhizines.

Determiner: 
Christine Johnson

References: 
Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species
Thell & Moberg, editors (2011) Nordic Lichen Flora. Volume 4: Parmeliaceae

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