Lichens of North Carolina
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294 species for Orange County

familysciNamecomName
AcarosporaceaeTrimmatothelopsis dispersaDispersed Cobblestone Lichen
AmphisphaeriaceaeAmphisphaeria bufoniaGray Tree Pyrenofungus
ArthoniaceaeArthonia anglicaEnglish Comma Lichen
Arthonia quintariaFive-septate Comma Fungus
Arthonia rubellaRufous Comma Lichen
Arthonia susaSoutheastern Comma Lichen
Arthothelium spectabileSpectacular Comma Lichen
CaliciaceaeAmandinea polysporaMany-spored Button Lichen
Amandinea punctataTiny Button Lichen
Baculifera curtisiiCurtis' Button Lichen
Buellia erubescensCommon Button Lichen
Buellia maculataSpotted Button Lichen
Buellia mamillanabutton lichen
Buellia spuriaSunken Rock Buttons
Buellia vernicomabutton lichen
Calicium salicinumRusted Stubble Lichen
Dimelaena oreinaMoonglow Lichen
Dirinaria frostiiFrosted Medallion Lichen
Pyxine caesiopruinosaOrange Button Rosette Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
Pyxine subcinereaAshy Mustard Lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorElfin Candleflame Lichen
Candelaria fibrosaFringed Candleflame Lichen
Candelariella xanthostigmoidesgoldspeck lichen
CatillariaceaeCatillaria nigroclavataa black dot lichen
ChrysotrichaceaeChrysothrix caesiaFrosted Comma Lichen
Chrysothrix insulizansgold dust lichen
Chrysothrix xanthinaCommon Gold Dust Lichen
CladoniaceaeCladonia apodocarpaStalkless Cladonia
Cladonia atlanticaAtlantic Cup Lichen
Cladonia caespiticiaStubby-stalked Cladonia
Cladonia carolinianaGranite Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia chlorophaeaMealy Pixie-cup
Cladonia coniocraeaCommon Powderhorn
Cladonia cristatellaBritish Soldiers
Cladonia cryptochlorophaeaHidden Mealy Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia cylindricaCylindrical Powderhorn
Cladonia didymaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia dimorphocladaProstrate Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia evansiiPowder Puff Lichen
Cladonia grayiGray's Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia leporinaJester Lichen
Cladonia macilentaLipstick Powderhorn
Cladonia mateocyathaMixed-up Pixie Cups
Cladonia ochrochloraSmooth-footed Powderhorn
Cladonia parasiticaFence-rail Cladonia
Cladonia petrophilaRock-loving Cladonia
Cladonia peziziformisTurban Lichen
Cladonia piedmontensisScruffy Peg Lichen
Cladonia pleurotaRed-fruited Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia pyxidataPebbled Pyxie-cup Lichen
Cladonia rangiferinaGray Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia raveneliiRavenel's Cladonia
Cladonia squamosaDragon Cladonia
Cladonia strepsilisOlive Cladonia
Cladonia subcariosaPeg Lichen
Cladonia subradiataPowdery Peg Lichen
Cladonia subtenuisDixie Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia uncialisThorn Cladonia
Cladonia verticillataLadder Lichen
Pycnothelia papillariaGnome Fingers
Cladonia ignatiiSt. Ignatius Cladonia
ClavulinaceaeMulticlavula mucidaWhite Green-Algae Coral
CoccocarpiaceaeCoccocarpia erythroxyliFruiting Shell Lichen
Coccocarpia palmicolaSalted Shell Lichen
CollemataceaeCollema flaccidumFlaking Tarpaper Lichen
Collema nigrescensBroadleaf Blistered Jelly Lichen
Collema pulcellumBlistered Jelly Lichen
Collema pulcellum var. leucopepluma blistered jelly lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumDotted Jelly Lichen
Leptogium austroamericanumSouth American Jellyskin
Leptogium chloromelumRuffled Jellyskin
Leptogium corticolaBlistered Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium cyanescensBlue Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium hirsutumHairy Jellyskin
Leptogium milligranumStretched Jellyskin
Scytinium lichenoidesTattered Jellyskin
DactyolpsporaceaeSclerococcum luriduma black button fungus
FuscideaceaeMaronea polyphaeaMany-spored Maronea
GomphillaceaeGomphillus americanusAmerican Gomphillus
Gyalideopsis buckiiBuck's Gyalideopsis
GraphidaceaeDiploschistes actinostomuscrater lichen
Fissurina insidiosafissure lichen
Glyphis cicatricosaBlistered Script Lichen
Graphis furcataForked Script Lichen
Graphis lineolaLine Script Lichen
Graphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
Leiorreuma explicansa script lichen
Leucodecton glaucescensSmooth Pore Lichen
Nadvornikia sorediataNadvornik's Pale Dot Lichen
Phaeographis erumpensErumpent Brown-spored Script Lichen
Phaeographis inustaCommon Brown-spored Script Lichen
Sanguinotrema wightiiWight's Bloody Pore Lichen
Thelotrema subtilebarnacle lichen
HymeneliaceaeIonaspis albaWhite Ionaspis
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanographaceaeAlyxoria variaVariable Scribble Lichen
Zwackhia viridisGreen Scribble Lichen
LecanoraceaeLecanora caesiorubellaFrosted Rim Lichen
Lecanora chlaroteraBrown Rim Lichen
Lecanora cinereofuscaBeaded Rim Lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora imshaugiiImshaug's Rim Lichen
Lecanora nothocaesiellaFalse Dust Lichen
Lecanora oreinoidesSunken Rim Lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora subimmergensSubimmersed Rim Lichen
Lecanora thysanophoraMapledust Lichen
Lecanora variaGreenish-yellow Rim Lichen
Lecidella carpathicaCarpathian Disk Lichen
Lecidella enteroleucellaa disk lichen
Lecidella stigmateaLimestone Disk Lichen
Xanthosyne variansVariegated Dot Lichen
Lecanora protervulaEastern Frosted Rim Lichen
Xanthosyne sharnoffiorumSharnoff's Dot Lichen
LecideaceaePorpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
LeprocaulaceaeHalecania rheophilaa dot lichen
LichenotheliaceaeLichenothelia a rock-inhabiting fungus; a borderline lichen
LichinaceaePyrenopsis phaeococcaBrown-beaded Pyrenopsis Lichen
Synalissa ramulosaEyed Rockgorgon Lichen
Pterygiopsis neglectaRiver Crust Lichen
MegasporaceaeAspicilia laevatasunken disk lichen
MelaspileaceaeMelaspilea demissaLittle Brown Script
MonoblastiaceaeAnisomeridium leucochloruma pyrenolichen
Anisomeridium polyporiMany-pored Punch Lichen
Monoblastia rappiiRapp's Monoblastia Lichen
MycocaliciaceaeChaenothecopsis nanastubble fungus
Chaenothecopsis pusillastubble fungus
Phaeocalicium polyporaeumPolypore Stubble Fungus
MycosphaerellaceaeSphaerellothecium parmeliaeParmelia Fungus
OchrolechiaceaeLepra amaraBitter Wart Lichen
Lepra multipunctoidesDotted Fluff-wart Lichen
Lepra pustulataPustule Crust Lichen
Ochrolechia africanaFrosted Saucer Lichen
Ochrolechia pseudopallescensFalse Pallid Saucer Lichen
Ochrolechia tartareaTartar Saucer Lichen
Ochrolechia trochophoraRosy Saucer Lichen
OpegraphaceaeOpegrapha vulgataOlive Scribble Lichen
PannariaceaeFuscopannaria leucostictaWhite-rimmed Shingle Lichen
Pannaria luridaWrinkled Shingle Lichen
Pannaria tavaresiiTavares' Matted Lichen
ParmeliaceaeCanoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Hypotrachyna croceopustulataYellow-cored Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumHairless-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna oostingiiOosting's Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna osseoalbaGrainy Loop Lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesSalted Starburst Lichen
Imshaugia placorodiaAmerican Starburst Lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaPowdery Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa obsessaRock Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia saxatilisSalted Shield Lichen
Parmeliopsis ambiguaGreen Starburst Lichen
Parmeliopsis subambiguaSouthern Starburst Lichen
Parmotrema cetratumruffle lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema dilatatumCracked Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema haitienseHaitian Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypoleucinumWhite Belly Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypotropumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema xanthinumYellow Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema rampoddenseLong-whiskered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleUnperforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumMottled Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema tinctorumPalm Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensSpotted Ruffle Lichen
Platismatia tuckermaniiCrumpled Rag Lichen
Punctelia caseanaCase's Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleriDwarf Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americanaFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Usnea amblyocladaRock Beard Lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia hypomelaenaOzark Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia isidiascensJumbled Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia piedmontensisPiedmont Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia plittiiPlitt's Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia subramigerarock shield lichen
Bryoria trichodesInelegant Horsehair Lichen
Parmelina tiliaceaLinden Shield Lichen
Parmotrema louisianaeLouisiana Ruffle Lichen
PeltigeraceaeCrocodia aurataGreen Specklebelly Lichen
Lobaria pulmonariaCommon Lungwort
Nephroma helveticumFringed Kidney Lichen
Peltigera caninaDog Lichen
Peltigera horizontalisFlat Fruit Pelt Lichen
Peltigera phyllidiosaPhyllidiose Pelt Lichen
Peltigera praetextataScaly Dog Lichen
Peltigera rufescensRufous Pelt Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta carolinensisCarolina Moon Lichen
PeltulaceaePeltula euplocaPowdery Rock Olive
PertusariaceaePertusaria epixanthaYellow-tipped Wart Lichen
Pertusaria macouniiMacoun's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria paratuberculiferaSpotted Wart Lichen
Pertusaria plittianaRock Wart Lichen
Pertusaria subpertusaMesa Wart Lichen
Pertusaria tetrathalamiawart lichen
Pertusaria texanaTexas Wart Lichen
PhlyctidaceaePhlyctis boliviensisBark Whitewash Lichen
Phlyctis petraeaRock Whitewash Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia granuliferaGranular Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia pseudospeciosafringe lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Hyperphyscia syncollaSmooth Shadow-crust Lichen
Leucodermia leucomelosElegant Fringe Lichen
Phaeophyscia adiastolaPowder-tipped Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia ciliataSmooth Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia hirsutaHairy Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia hispidulaWhiskered Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia orbicularisMealy Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia pusilloidesPom Pom Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia rubropulchraOrange-cored Shadow Lichen
Physcia americanaPowdery Rosette Lichen
Physcia atrostriataStreaked Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia neogaeaDwarf Rosette Lichen
Physcia pumiliorSpotted Rosette Lichen
Physcia stellarisStar Rosette Lichen
Rinodina fimbriataStreamside Pepper-spored Lichen
Rinodina maculansa pepper-spored lichen
Rinodina mozianaa pepper-spored lichen
Rinodina tephraspisa pepper-spored lichen
Hyperphyscia adglutinataGrainy Shadow-Crust Lichen
PilocarpaceaeMicarea prasinaGreen Dot Lichen
PorinaceaePorina heterosporaSoutheastern Pimple Lichen
Pseudosagedia cestrensisBark Bruise Lichen
Pseudosagedia guentheriGuenther's Bruise Lichen
PyrenulaceaeAnthracothecium australienseAustralian Pox Lichen
Pyrenula caryaeHickory Pox Lichen
Pyrenula pseudobufoniaEastern Pox Lichen
Pyrenula pyrenuloidesa pox lichen
Pyrenula subellipticaSubelliptic Pox Lichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia ekmanianaEkman's Dotted Lichen
Bacidia lobaricaSmoky Mountain Dotted Lichen
Bacidia rubellaRufous Dotted Lichen
Bacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Bacidia suffusadotted lichen
Biatora printzeniiPrintzen's Dotted Lichen
Lecania croaticaCroatian Dot Lichen
Phyllopsora confusaConfused Lace-Scale Lichen
Ramalina americanaSinewed Bush Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Bilimbia fuscoviridisGreen Fluffy Creek Lichen
SarrameanaceaeLoxospora elatinaFluffy Ragged-Rim Lichen
StereocaulaceaeLepraria finkiiFluffy Dust Lichen
Lepraria friabilisFriable Dust Lichen
Lepraria harrisianaHarris' Dust Lichen
Lepraria xanthonicaYellow Dust Lichen
Lepraria membranaceaMembrane Dust Lichen
StictidaceaeThelopsis corticolaOrange Dust Lichen
Thelopsis inordinataan inmersed perithecial lichen
StrigulaceaeDichoporis tenuis a pyrenolichen
Strigula smaragdulaa leaf lichen
TeloschistaceaeAthallia holocarpaOrange Firedot Lichen
Caloplaca cerinaGray-rimmed Firedot
Gyalolechia flavovirescensSulfur Firedot
Polycauliona candelariaShrubby Sunburst Lichen
Squamulea subsolutaSquamulose Firedot Lichen
Xanthomendoza fulva Bare-bottom Sunburst Lichen
Xanthomendoza weberi Weber's Sunburst Lichen
Blastenia ferrugineaRusty Firedot Lichen
TrapeliaceaePlacynthiella icmaleaStiff Tar-spot Lichen
Trapelia coarctataArctic Pebble Lichen
Trapelia placodioidesCracked Paint Lichen
Trapeliopsis flexuosaFence-rail Lichen
TrypetheliaceaeBathelium carolinianumCarolina Crowded-warts
Constrictolumina cinchonaeQuinine Pyrenolichen
Arthopyrenia fallaciosaWhite Pyrenofungus
Viridothelium virensSpeckled Blister Lichen
UncertainLichenodiplis pertusariicolaa wart lichen fungus
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon arenosaxiThin Stipple Lichen
Dermatocarpon luridumStreamside Stippleback Lichen
Endocarpon pallidulumPallid Stippled Lichen
Flakea papillataThe Thing
Placidium arboreumTree Stipplescale
Verrucaria cernaensisCracked Speck Lichen