Lichen - Flavoparmelia caperata
Family - Parmeliaceae
Also known as - Common Greenshield Lichen

Lichen - Flavoparmelia caperata, click for a larger image
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Lichen - Lecanora chlarotera, click for a larger image
Photo ©2010 Kay Newbury
University of Reading

Many thanks to Kay Newbury at Reading University for the identification of this Lichen species - Flavoparmelia caperata.

A "leafy" lichen growing on bark that has a distinctive apple-green colour.  The centre of the thallus is dull due to a covering of granular Soredia.  A medium to large foliose lichen with a pale yellow green upper cortex when dry.  The rounded lobes 3-8mm (0.11-0.32in) wide, typically have granular Soredia patches rising from pustules.  The thallus lobes can be smooth, but often have a wrinkled appearance usually on older specimens.  Lower surface black with a brown margin, lower surface rhizines are black and unbranched.

Basic species description for Lichens, other Lichen species in Brickfields Park.

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