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On January 18th, 2012, at 8:00 AM, the temperature was 4˚C, the wind speed was 15 MPH, the snow depth was 15 cm, the sky was cloudy and the gust was 30 MPH. Into the temperate, deciduous forest a slight ways was a thin tree with lichen wrapped around it’s trunk. It was a pale green/yellow color, and, by the looks of it, foliose, as it resembled flakey leaves, etc. I identified it as Flavoparmelia caperata, though it is not my place to say that I identified it correctly. However, I do strongly believe that it is what I say it is. ;)
Damp, shady places......growing on trees....on school grounds....
Classification: Fungi / Plant DIVISION: Ascomycota CLASS: Ascomycetes ORDER: Lecanorales FAMILY: Parmeliaceae GENUS: Flavoparmelia SPECIES: Flavoparmelia caperata