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Candelariella vitellina & Carbonea vitellinaria

Candelariella vitellina


Thallus of dispersed to densely aggregated, minute, ± flat, yellow to yellow-orange granules; apothecia bright yellow, asci with 12-32 ascospores. It presents a typical Candelariella parasite lichen called Carbonea vitellinaria which darkens Candelariella. It can also parasitize Lecanora, Lecidea, and Rhizocarpon


Widespread and very common on rocks and walls.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. f/22 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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1 Comment

arlanda 8 years ago

I added the identifiation of Carbonea vitellinaria, a dark lichen that parasitizes other lichens like Candelariella

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Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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