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Greensheild Lichen

Flavoparmelia Caperata


Our mission was to identify Lichen. It was 4˚C outside when we did our investigation. When we did our investigation there was snow on the ground but not on my lichen. This lichen was found about 1 meter up an alive tree. I found this lichen on a tree that was on the edge of the forest. The lichen I found I believe is Flavoparmelia caperata. I think this because they share similar characteristics. The Flavoparmelia Caperata is flaky, like the lichen I found. Also, The lichen I found grows on trees like the Flavoparmelia Caperata. And they both have the same greenish color. Flavoparmelia Caperata characteristics Kingdom: Fungi Division: Ascomycota Class: Lecanoromycetes Order: Lecanorales Family: Parmeliaceae Genus: Flavoparmelia Species: F. caperata

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KatherineD 8 years ago

Great spotting!

mmsbiodiversity1 8 years ago

This is me agin and I was wondering why you don't have more pictures. Ahh haa was just looking and I saw how good you exsplained it.

mmsbiodiversity1 8 years ago

I like your pictures. There really clear and they really show what your looking at.

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2012

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