NamingThe very similar, ''Flavoparmelia caperata'', usually grows on the bark of trees, but may be found on rock. The granular soredia produced in irregular soralia distinguishes it from ''F. baltimorensis'' which lacks true soredia.
''Flavopunctelia flaventior'' and ''Flavopunctelia soredica'' have pseudocyphellae in the upper surface of the thallus, and the medulla is C+ red.
HabitatOn rock in shaded or exposed areas.
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