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Flavoparmelia caperata- Kingdom- Fungi Division- Ascomycota Class- Lecanoromycetes Genus- Flavoparmelia Species- Flavorparmelia caperate Common name- Common Greenshield The Common Greenshield is yellow/green, with rounded, overlapping, irregular, lobes. The thallus of the lichen seem to be foliose, or leafy.
Can live in the conditions of... Temperature- 4˚c Windspeed- 24 kph Snow depth- 15cm Time- 8:00 am Weather- overcast North America, and it mostly grows on tree trunks. Found in Massabesic Middle School Campus, E. Waterboro, Maine, trail in the woods near the road.
The lichen was found on the tree about eye-level. It appeared soft, and wrinkly. The picture shows the same characteristics of the Common Greenshield.