Lichens of North Carolina
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297 species for Buncombe County

familysciNamecomName
AcarosporaceaeAcarospora fuscataBrown Cracked Lichen
Acarospora sinopicaOrange Cobblestone Lichen
BaeomycetaceaeBaeomyces rufusBrown Beret Lichen
BionectriaceaeNectriopsis rubefaciens
CaliciaceaeAmandinea punctataTiny Button Lichen
Baculifera curtisiiCurtis' Button Lichen
Dimelaena oreinaMoonglow Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorCandleflame Lichen
Candelaria fibrosaFringed Candleflame Lichen
Candelariella efflorescensPowdery Goldspeck
Candelariella xanthostigmoidesgoldspeck lichen
ChrysotrichaceaeChrysothrix xanthinaCommon Gold Dust Lichen
CladoniaceaeCetradonia linearisRock Gnome Lichen
Cladonia apodocarpaStalkless Cladonia
Cladonia arbusculareindeer lichen
Cladonia caespiticiaStubby-stalked Cladonia
Cladonia cenoteaPowdered Funnel Lichen
Cladonia chlorophaeaMealy Pixie-cup
Cladonia cocciferaRed Pixie Cup
Cladonia coniocraeaCommon Powderhorn
Cladonia cristatellaBritish Soldiers
Cladonia cryptochlorophaeacup lichen
Cladonia didymaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia digitataFinger Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia fimbriataTrumpet Lichen
Cladonia floerkeanaDevil's Matchsticks
Cladonia furcataForked Cladonia
Cladonia gracilis subsp. gracilisSmooth Cladonia
Cladonia grayiGray's Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia incrassataPowder-foot British Soldiers
Cladonia macilentaLipstick Powderhorn
Cladonia mateocyathaMixed-up Pixie Cups
Cladonia ochrochloraSmooth-footed Powderhorn
Cladonia parasiticaFence-rail Cladonia
Cladonia peziziformisTurban Lichen
Cladonia pleurotaRed-fruited Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia pyxidataPyxie Cups
Cladonia ramulosaBranched Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia rangiferinaGray Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia reiWand Lichen
Cladonia squamosaDragon Cladonia
Cladonia strepsilisOlive Cladonia
Cladonia stygiaStyx Black-footed Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia subtenuisDixie Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia uncialisThorn Cladonia
Cladonia verticillataLadder Lichen
Pycnothelia papillariaGnome Fingers
Cladonia crispata
ClavulinaceaeMulticlavula mucidaclub mushroom lichen
CoccocarpiaceaeCoccocarpia palmicolaSalted Shell Lichen
CollemataceaeCollema flaccidumButterfly Jelly Lichen
Collema furfuraceumBlistered Jelly Lichen
Collema nigrescensBroadleaf Blistered Jelly Lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumTar Jelly Lichen
Leptogium azureumBlue Jellyskin
Leptogium chloromelumRuffled Jellyskin
Leptogium corticolaBlistered Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium cyanescensBlue Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium hirsutumHairy Jellyskin
Leptogium laceroidesjellyskin
Leptogium milligranumStretched Jellyskin
GomphillaceaeGyalideopsis moodyaeMoody's Gyalideopsis
GraphidaceaeGraphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
Allographa sterlingianaMount Sterling Script Lichen
HygrophoraceaeLichenomphalia hudsoniana
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis absolutaPink Dot Lichen
Dibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanoraceaeCarbonicola anthracophila
Japewiella dollypartonianaDolly Parton Lichen
Lecanora argentatarim lichen
Lecanora caesiorubellaFrosted Rim Lichen
Lecanora cinereofuscarim lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora masanaMasa's Dots
Lecanora pulicarisrim lichen
Lecanora rugosellarim lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora wisconsinensisWisconsin Rim Lichen
Lecanora albella
LecideaceaeLecidea cyrtidiadisc lichen
Porpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
Porpidia degeliiDegelius' Boulder Lichen
Porpidia macrocarpaBig-fruited Boulder Lichen
Lecidea tessellataMosaic Tile Lichen
LichenoconiaceaeAbrothallus hypotrachynaeLoop Lichen Fungus
Abrothallus parmeliarum
MegasporaceaeCircinaria caesiocinerea sunken disk lichen
OchrolechiaceaeOchrolechia trochophora var. trochophorasaucer lichen
Ochrolechia yasudaeCoral Saucer Lichen
PannariaceaeFuscopannaria leucostictaWhite-rimmed Shingle Lichen
Pannaria conopleaMealy-rimmed Shingle Lichen
Pannaria rubiginosamatted lichen
Pannaria subfuscamatted lichen
Pannaria tavaresiiTavares' Matted Lichen
Parmeliella corallinoides
Parmeliella pannosa
Parmeliella triptophylla
ParmeliaceaeAhtiana aurescens
Alectoria fallacinaBubbling Witches Hair
Anzia colpodesBlack Fringe Foam Lichen
Bryoria bicolorhorsehair lichen
Bryoria furcellatahorsehair lichen
Bryoria nadvornikianaNadvornik's Horsehair Lichen
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Cetraria arenariaSand-loving Iceland Lichen
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss
Cetraria laevigata
Cetrelia cetrarioidessea-storm lichen
Cetrelia chicitaeChicita's Sea-storm Lichen
Cetrelia monachorumsea-storm lichen
Cetrelia olivetorumOlive Sea-storm Lichen
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Flavopunctelia flaventiorSpeckled Greenshield Lichen
Hypogymnia enteromorphatube lichen
Hypogymnia physodesHooded Tube Lichen
Hypogymnia tubulosatube lichen
Hypotrachyna afrorevolutaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna catawbiensis
Hypotrachyna croceopustulataloop lichen
Hypotrachyna dentellaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna imbricatulaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumNew Forest Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna oostingiiOosting's Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna prolongataloop lichen
Hypotrachyna pseudosinuosaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna revolutaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna rockiiloop lichen
Hypotrachyna showmaniiShowman's Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna taylorensisTaylor's Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna thysanotaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna virginicaVirginia Loop Lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesSalted Starburst Lichen
Imshaugia placorodiaImshaug's lichen
Melanelia stygiaAlpine Camouflage Lichen
Melanohalea halei
Melanohalea olivacea
Menegazzia subsimilistree flute lichen
Menegazzia terebratatree flute lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaPowdery Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia omphalodesshield lichen
Parmelia saxatilisSalted Shield Lichen
Parmelia squarrosaBottlebrush Shield Lichen
Parmelia sulcataHammered Shield Lichen
Parmeliopsis subambiguaSouthern Starburst Lichen
Parmotrema arnoldiiArnold's Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema cetratumruffle lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypotropumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema margaritatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema mellissiiruffle lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumBlack Stone Flower
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema simulansruffle lichen
Parmotrema stuppeumruffle lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSubisidiate Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleUnperforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumruffle lichen
Platismatia glaucaVaried Rag Lichen
Platismatia tuckermaniiCrumpled Rag Lichen
Pseudevernia cladoniaGhost Antler Lichen
Pseudevernia consociansCommon Antler Lichen
Punctelia appalachensisAppalachian Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia bollianaspeckled shield lichen
Punctelia borrerispeckled shield lichen
Punctelia caseanaCase's Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia perreticulataspeckled shield lichen
Punctelia reddendaspeckled shield lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleriDwarf Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americana
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisCiliate Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis orbata
Usnea angulataOld Man's Beard
Usnea ceratinabeard lichen
Usnea cornutabeard lichen
Usnea merrilliiMerrill's Beard Lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea occidentalisWestern Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subfloridanabeard lichen
Usnea subfuscabeard lichen
Usnea subgracilisbeard lichen
Usnea subscabrosaHorny Beard Llichen
Usnea trichodeabeard lichen
Usnocetraria oakesianaYellow Ribbon Lichen
Vulpicida viridissunshine lichen
Xanthoparmelia angustiphyllarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia cumberlandiaCumberland Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia hypofuscarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia monticolaMountain Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia plittiiPlitt's Rock-shield
Bryoria americanaAmerican Horsehair Lichen
Hypotrachyna britannicaBritish Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna mcmullinianaMcMullin's Loop Lichen
Parmelia neodiscordansshield lichen
Usnea rigidaRigid Beard Lichen
Usnea tristisbeard lichen
PeltigeraceaeCrocodia aurataspecklebelly lichen
Lobaria pulmonariaLungwort, Lung Lichen
Lobarina scrobiculataTextured Lungwort
Nephroma helveticumkidney lichen
Nephroma parilekidney lichen
Peltigera aphthosaFreckle Pelt Lichen
Peltigera caninaDog Lichen
Peltigera didactylapelt lichen
Peltigera evansianaEvans' Pelt Lichen
Peltigera hydrothyriaEastern Waterfan
Peltigera leucophlebiapelt lichen
Peltigera polydactylonpelt lichen
Peltigera praetextatapelt lichen
Pseudocyphellaria epiflavoidesYellow-tipped Specklebelly Lichen
Pseudocyphellaria hawaiiensisHawaiian Specklebelly Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta beauvoisiiFringed Moon Lichen
Sticta carolinensisCarolina Moon Lichen
Sticta fuliginosaPeppered Moon Lichen
Sticta sylvaticaForest Moon Lichen
Ricasolia amplissima
Peltigera degenii
Peltigera extenuatapelt lichen
Pseudocyphellaria perpetua
PertusariaceaePertusaria consocianswart lichen
Pertusaria globularisGlobular Wart Lichen
Pertusaria macouniiMacoun's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria plittianaPlitt's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria rubefactawart lichen
Pertusaria sinusmexicaniwart lichen
PhaeococcomycetaceaeLichenostigma maureri
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia granulifera
Heterodermia neglecta
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia pseudospeciosafringe lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia squamulosa
Leucodermia leucomelosElegant Fringe Lichen
Phaeophyscia adiastolaPowder-tipped Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia hispidulaWhiskered Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia orbicularisMealy Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia pusilloidesPom Pom Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia rubropulchraOrange-cored Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia squarrosashadow lichen
Physcia aipoliaHoary Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia pseudospeciosaCelebration Day Rosette Lichen
Physcia stellarisStar Rosette Lichen
Physcia subalbinearosette lichen
Polyblastidium hypoleucumCupped Fringe Lichen
Rinodina buckiiBuck's Pepper-spored Lichen
Rinodina chrysidiataGolden Pepper-spored Lichen
PilocarpaceaeLeimonis erratica
PlacynthiaceaePlacynthium nigrum
ProtothelenellaceaeThrombium epigaeum
PyrenulaceaeDistopyrenis americanapyrenolichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Biatora appalachensisAppalachian Dotted Lichen
Ramalina americanaAmerican Strap Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina intermediastrap lichen
Ramalina labiosorediataChalky Bush Lichen
RamboldiaceaeRamboldia russulaRed Rambold's Lichen
RhizocarpaceaeRhizocarpon infernulummap lichen
RopalosporaceaeRopalospora chlorantha
StereocaulaceaeLepraria cryophilaCold-loving Dust Lichen
Stereocaulon dactylophyllumFinger-scale Foam Lichen
Stereocaulon pileatumPixie Foam Lichen
Stereocaulon tennesseense var. tennesseenseBony Foam Lichen
TeloschistaceaeCaloplaca reptansfiredot lichen
Gyalolechia xanthostigmoidea
Polycauliona polycarpaPin-cushion Sunburst Lichen
TephromelataceaeMycoblastus caesiusblood lichen
TrapeliaceaeTrapeliopsis granulosa
UmbilicariaceaeUmbilicaria carolinianaCarolina Toadskin
Umbilicaria papulosaCommon Toadskin
Umbilicaria pensylvanicaPennsylvania Toadskin
Umbilicaria mammulataSmooth Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria muhlenbergiiMuhlenberg's Rock Tripe
UncertainDictyocatenulata alba
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VariolariaceaeLepra amaraBitter Wart Lichen
Lepra commutata
Lepra multipunctoides
Lepra pustulataPustule Crust Lichen
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon miniatumLesser Stippleback Lichen
Flakea papillataThe Thing
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen
Placidium arboreumTree Stipplescale
Thelidium zwackhii