LichenIreland
  • Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Flavoparmelia caperata
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Highly conspicuous foliose lichen, yellow-grey to apple-green when moist, loosely attached and relatively large, with few or abundant rounded, scalloped lobes of all sizes. Older specimens strongly wrinkled towards the centre, the ridges dissolving into dense clusters of coarse soredia (gritty powder). Common on well-lit, acid-barked trees; also on siliceous rock outcrops, memorials and fences.

Key characteristics

  • Yellow to apple-green colour
  • Loosely attached lobes with granular (never flour-like or powdery) soredia.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18869 Accessed on 2017-11-18.