Lichens of North Carolina
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299 species for Buncombe County

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AcarosporaceaeAcarospora fuscataBrown Cobblestone Lichen
Acarospora sinopicaOrange Cobblestone Lichen
ArthoniaceaeInoderma epigaeumEpigeal Clot Lichen
BaeomycetaceaeBaeomyces rufusBrown Beret Lichen
BionectriaceaeNectriopsis rubefaciensa lichenicolous fungus
CaliciaceaeAmandinea punctataTiny Button Lichen
Baculifera curtisiiCurtis' Button Lichen
Dimelaena oreinaMoonglow Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorElfin Candleflame Lichen
Candelaria fibrosaFringed Candleflame Lichen
Candelariella efflorescensPowdery Goldspeck
Candelariella xanthostigmoidesgoldspeck lichen
CarbonicolaceaeCarbonicola anthracophilaSmall Clam 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 cryptochlorophaeaHidden Mealy Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia didymaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia digitataFinger Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia fimbriataTrumpet Lichen
Cladonia floerkeanaDevil's Matchsticks
Cladonia furcataForked Cladonia
Cladonia 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 pyxidataPebbled Pyxie-cup Lichen
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 crispataGreater Organ Pipe Lichen
ClavulinaceaeMulticlavula mucidaWhite Green-Algae Coral
CoccocarpiaceaeCoccocarpia palmicolaSalted Shell Lichen
CollemataceaeCollema flaccidumFlaking Tarpaper Lichen
Collema furfuraceumEffervescent Tarpaper Lichen
Collema nigrescensBroadleaf Blistered Jelly Lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumDotted 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 hudsonianaHudsonian Mushroom Lichen
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis absolutaPink Dot Lichen
Dibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanoraceaeJapewiella dollypartonianaDolly Parton Lichen
Lecanora argentatarim lichen
Lecanora caesiorubellaFrosted Rim Lichen
Lecanora cinereofuscaBeaded Rim Lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora masanaMasa's Dots
Lecanora pulicarisCommon Rim Lichen
Lecanora rugosellaRugose Rim Lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora wisconsinensisWisconsin Rim Lichen
Lecanora albellaWhite Rim Lichen
LecideaceaeLecidea cyrtidiaa tile lichen
Porpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
Porpidia degeliiDegelius' Boulder Lichen
Porpidia macrocarpaBig-fruited Boulder Lichen
Lecidea tessellataMosaic Tile Lichen
LichenoconiaceaeAbrothallus hypotrachynaeLoop Lichen Fungus
Abrothallus parmeliarumShield Lichen Fungus
MegasporaceaeCircinaria caesiocinerea sunken disk lichen
OchrolechiaceaeLepra amaraBitter Wart Lichen
Lepra commutataa powdered wart lichen
Lepra multipunctoidesDotted Fluff-wart Lichen
Lepra pustulataPustule Crust Lichen
Ochrolechia trochophoraRosy Saucer 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 corallinoidesCoral Shingle Lichen
Parmeliella pannosaa shingle lichen
Parmeliella triptophyllaBlack-bordered Shingle Lichen
ParmeliaceaeAhtiana aurescensEastern Candlewax Lichen
Alectoria fallacinaBubbling Witches Hair
Anzia colpodesBlack Fringe Foam Lichen
Bryoria bicolorElectric Horsehair Lichen
Bryoria furcellataBurred Horsehair Lichen
Bryoria nadvornikianaSpiny Gray Horsehair Lichen
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Cetraria arenariaSand-loving Iceland Lichen
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss
Cetraria laevigataStriped Iceland Lichen
Cetrelia cetrarioidesDownside Sea-storm Lichen
Cetrelia chicitaeChicita's Sea-storm Lichen
Cetrelia monachorumMonastic Seastorm Lichen
Cetrelia olivetorumOlive Sea-storm Lichen
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Flavopunctelia flaventiorSpeckled Greenshield Lichen
Hypogymnia enteromorphaBudding Tube Lichen
Hypogymnia physodesMonk's Hood Lichen
Hypogymnia tubulosaPowder-headed Tube Lichen
Hypotrachyna afrorevolutaPustulate Revolute Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna catawbiensisPowder-tipped Antler Lichen
Hypotrachyna croceopustulataYellow-cored Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna dentellaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna imbricatulaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumHairless-spined Shield 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 placorodiaAmerican Starburst Lichen
Melanelia stygiaAlpine Camouflage Lichen
Melanohalea haleiAppalachian Tree Camouflage Lichen
Melanohalea olivaceaSpotted Camouflage Lichen
Menegazzia subsimilisTree Flute Lichen
Menegazzia terebrataPort-hole Lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaPowdery Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia omphalodesSmoky Shield 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 mellissiiMelliss' Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema simulansruffle lichen
Parmotrema stuppeumPowder-Edged Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleUnperforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumMottled Ruffle Lichen
Platismatia glaucaVaried Rag Lichen
Platismatia tuckermaniiCrumpled Rag Lichen
Pseudevernia cladoniaGhost Antler Lichen
Pseudevernia consociansCommon Antler Lichen
Punctelia appalachensisAppalachian Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia bollianaEastern Speckled ShieldLlichen
Punctelia borrerispeckled shield lichen
Punctelia caseanaCase's Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia perreticulataPowdered Speckleback Lichen
Punctelia reddendaScottish Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleriDwarf Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americanaFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis orbataVariable Wrinkle Lichen
Usnea angulataOld Man's Beard
Usnea ceratinaWarty Beard Lichen
Usnea cornutaInflated Beard Lichen
Usnea merrilliiBeaded Beard Lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea occidentalisWestern Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subfloridanaNit Beard Lichen
Usnea subfuscaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subgracilisSilken Beard Lichen
Usnea subscabrosaHorny Beard Llichen
Usnea trichodeaBony Beard Lichen
Usnocetraria oakesianaYellow Ribbon Lichen
Vulpicida viridisHidden Sunshine Lichen
Xanthoparmelia angustiphyllaMeager Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia cumberlandiaCumberland Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia hypofuscaLesser Rock 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 neodiscordansAppalachian Shield Lichen
Usnea quasirigidaRigid Beard Lichen
Usnea tristisBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea floridaWitches' Whiskers Lichen
PeltigeraceaeCrocodia aurataGreen Specklebelly Lichen
Lobaria pulmonariaCommon Lungwort
Lobarina scrobiculataTextured Lungwort
Nephroma helveticumFringed Kidney Lichen
Nephroma parilePowdery Kidney Lichen
Peltigera aphthosaCommon Freckle Pelt
Peltigera caninaDog Lichen
Peltigera didactylaAlternating Pelt Lichen
Peltigera evansianaPeppered Pelt Lichen
Peltigera hydrothyriaEastern Waterfan
Peltigera leucophlebiaRuffled Freckle Pelt Lichen
Peltigera polydactylonMany-fingered Pelt Lichen
Peltigera praetextataScaly Dog Lichen
Peltigera senecaSeneca Pelt Lichen
Pseudocyphellaria epiflavoidesYellow-tipped Specklebelly Lichen
Pseudocyphellaria hawaiiensisGilded Specklebelly Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta beauvoisiiFingered Moon Lichen
Sticta carolinensisCarolina Moon Lichen
Sticta fuliginosaPeppered Moon Lichen
Sticta sylvaticaForest Moon Lichen
Peltigera degeniiLustrous Pelt Lichen
Peltigera extenuataSheepish Pelt Lichen
PertusariaceaePertusaria consociansCedar Wart Lichen
Pertusaria globularisBallhead Wart Lichen
Pertusaria macouniiMacoun's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria plittianaRock Wart Lichen
Pertusaria rubefactawart lichen
Pertusaria sinusmexicaniMexican Wart Lichen
PhaeococcomycetaceaeLichenostigma maureriMaurer's Lichenostigma Fungus
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia granuliferaGranular Fringe Lichen
Polyblastidium neglectumNeglected Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia pseudospeciosafringe lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia squamulosaScaly Fringe Lichen
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 squarrosaScaly Shadow Lichen
Physcia aipoliaHoary Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia pseudospeciosaCelebration Day Rosette Lichen
Physcia stellarisStar Rosette Lichen
Polyblastidium hypoleucumCupped Fringe Lichen
Rinodina buckiiBuck's Pepper-spored Lichen
Rinodina chrysidiataGolden Pepper-spored Lichen
Physcia caesiaBlue-Gray Rosette Lichen
PilocarpaceaeLeimonis erraticaErratic Dot Lichen
PlacynthiaceaePlacynthium nigrumBlackthread Lichen
PyrenulaceaeDistopyrenis americanaAmerican Pox Lichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Biatora appalachensisAppalachian Dotted Lichen
Ramalina americanaSinewed Bush Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina intermediaIntermediate Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina labiosorediataChalky Bush Lichen
Ramalina calicarisa cartilage lichen
RamboldiaceaeRamboldia russulaSouthern Crimson Dot Lichen
RhizocarpaceaeRhizocarpon infernulummap lichen
RopalosporaceaeRopalospora chlorantha
StereocaulaceaeLepraria cryophilaCold-loving Dust Lichen
Stereocaulon dactylophyllumFinger-scale Foam Lichen
Stereocaulon pileatumPixie Foam Lichen
Stereocaulon tennesseenseBony Foam Lichen
TeloschistaceaeCaloplaca reptansfiredot lichen
Gyalolechia xanthostigmoidea
Polycauliona polycarpaPin-cushion Sunburst Lichen
TephromelataceaeMycoblastus caesiusLight Blue Blood Lichen
TrapeliaceaeTrapeliopsis granulosaGranular Mottled-Disk Lichen
UmbilicariaceaeUmbilicaria carolinianaCarolina Toadskin
Umbilicaria papulosaCommon Toadskin
Umbilicaria pensylvanicaPennsylvania Toadskin
Umbilicaria mammulataSmooth Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria muhlenbergiiMuhlenberg's Rock Tripe
UncertainDictyocatenulata albaa lichenized, synnematous hyphomycete fungus
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon miniatumLesser Stippleback Lichen
Flakea papillataThe Thing
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen
Placidium arboreumTree Stipplescale
Thelidium zwackhii