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Common Greenshield

Flavoparmelia caperata


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.

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mmsbiodiversity10 12 years ago

My first time doing Project Noah I hope this is okay...

mmsbiodiversity16 12 years ago

I like your picture it is very clear. You could change your notes by making them longer. About your habitat were did you find your lichen in what area in the school grounds. And I had the same lichen

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Maine, USA

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

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