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cabbage looking normally called common greenshield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata,Geotagged,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

cabbage looking

normally called common greenshield lichen

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  1. this lichen was growing on a piece of stick
    Posted 5 years ago

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''Flavoparmelia caperata'' or common greenshield lichen is a medium to large foliose lichen that has a very distinctive pale yellow green upper cortex when dry. The rounded lobes, measuring 3–8 mm wide, usually have patches of granular soredia arising from pustules. The lobes of the thallus may be smooth, but quite often have a wrinkled appearance especially in older specimens. The lower surface is black except for a brown margin; rhizomes attached to the lower surface are black and unbranched.

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Julie Jones
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Uploaded Oct 5, 2014. Captured May 27, 2001 00:36 in 126 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester CH1 2HT, UK.
  • FinePix S3200
  • f/4.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 12.2mm