Lichens of North Carolina
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343 species for Wake County

familysciNamecomName
AcarosporaceaeAcarospora janaeJana's Cobblestone Lichen
Acarospora privigna
Acarospora subfuscescens
Sarcogyne hypophaea
Sarcogyne similis
Trimmatothelopsis dispersaDispersed Cobblestone Lichen
Sarcogyne clavusClub Grain-spored Lichen
AmphisphaeriaceaeAmphisphaeria bufonia
ArthoniaceaeArthonia albovirescensWhite-green Comma Lichen
Arthonia anglicaEnglish Comma Lichen
Arthonia quintariaFive-septate Comma Lichen
Arthonia rubellaRufous Comma Lichen
Arthonia susaSoutheastern Comma Lichen
Arthothelium spectabileSpectacular Comma Lichen
Sporodophoron americanumWhite Spot Lichen
Arthonia apateticacomma lichen
BrigantieaceaeBrigantiaea leucoxanthaBrick-spored Lichen
CaliciaceaeAmandinea punctataTiny Button Lichen
Baculifera curtisiiCurtis' Button Lichen
Buellia erubescensCommon Button Lichen
Buellia maculataSpotted Button Lichen
Buellia mamillanabutton lichen
Buellia spuriaSunken Rock Buttons
Dirinaria confusaConfused Medallion Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
Pyxine subcinereamustard lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorCandleflame Lichen
Candelaria fibrosaFringed Candleflame Lichen
Candelariella xanthostigmoidesgoldspeck lichen
ChrysotrichaceaeChrysothrix caesiaFrosted Comma Lichen
Chrysothrix chamaecyparicolaWhite Cedar Gold Dust Lichen
Chrysothrix xanthinaCommon Gold Dust Lichen
CladoniaceaeCladonia apodocarpaStalkless Cladonia
Cladonia arbusculareindeer lichen
Cladonia atlanticaAtlantic Cup Lichen
Cladonia beaumontiiBeaumont's Cladonia
Cladonia caespiticiaStubby-stalked Cladonia
Cladonia carolinianaGranite Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia chlorophaeaMealy Pixie-cup
Cladonia coniocraeaCommon Powderhorn
Cladonia conspicuareindeer lichen
Cladonia cristatellaBritish Soldiers
Cladonia cryptochlorophaeacup lichen
Cladonia cylindricaCylinder Cup Lichen
Cladonia didymaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia dimorphocladaProstrate Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia fimbriataTrumpet Lichen
Cladonia gracilis subsp. gracilisSmooth Cladonia
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 rangiferinaGray Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia rappiiSlender Ladder Lichen
Cladonia raveneliiRavenel's Cladonia
Cladonia robbinsiiYellow Tongue Cladonia
Cladonia squamosaDragon Cladonia
Cladonia strepsilisOlive Cladonia
Cladonia subcariosaPeg Lichen
Cladonia submitisDune Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia subsetacea
Cladonia subtenuisDixie Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia uncialisThorn Cladonia
Cladonia verticillataLadder Lichen
Pycnothelia papillariaGnome Fingers
Cladonia stellarisStar-tipped Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia ignatiiSt. Ignatius Cladonia
CoccocarpiaceaeCoccocarpia palmicolaSalted Shell Lichen
Spilonema revertens
CoenogoniaceaeCoenogonium luteumOrange Dimple Lichen
Coenogonium pinetiPine Dimple Lichen
CollemataceaeCollema pulcellum var. leucopepluma blistered jelly lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumTar Jelly Lichen
Leptogium austroamericanumSouth American Jellyskin
Leptogium corticolaBlistered Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium cyanescensBlue Jellyskin Lichen
Leptogium hirsutumHairy Jellyskin
Leptogium milligranumStretched Jellyskin
Scytinium dactylinumBrown Button Jellyskin
CorticiaceaeMarchandiomyces corallinus
DactyolpsporaceaeSclerococcum pertusariicola
FuscideaceaeMaronea polyphaea
GomphillaceaeGomphillus americanus
Gyalideopsis buckiiBuck's Gyalideopsis
Gyalideopsis ozarkensisOzark Gyalideopsis
Gyalideopsis bartramiorumBartram's Gyalideopsis
GraphidaceaeDiploschistes scruposuscrater lichen
Glyphis cicatricosa
Graphis inversaInverse Script Lichen
Graphis lineolascript lichen
Graphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
Allographa striatulaStriate Script Lichen
Leiorreuma explicans
Leiorreuma sericeum
Nadvornikia sorediataNadvornik's Pale Dot Lichen
Phaeographis erumpensErumpent Brown-spored Script Lichen
Phaeographis inustaCommon Brown-spored Script Lichen
Thelotrema subtilebarnacle lichen
Graphis tenellascript lichen
HymeneliaceaeIonaspis alba
Ionaspis lacustris
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanographaceaeAlyxoria variaVariable Scribble Lichen
Zwackhia viridisGreen Scribble Lichen
LecanoraceaeLecanora appalachensisAppalachian Rim Lichen
Lecanora caesiorubellaFrosted Rim Lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora nothocaesiellarim lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora subimmergensrim lichen
Lecanora thysanophoraMapledust Lichen
Traponora variansVariable Dot Lichen
Lecanora protervulaEastern Frosted Rim Lichen
LecideaceaePorpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
Porpidia macrocarpaBig-fruited Boulder Lichen
Porpidia subsimplexboulder lichen
LichenotheliaceaeLichenothelia
LichinaceaeLichina willeyi
Pyrenopsis polycocca
Pyrenopsis portoricensis
MegalosporaceaeMegalospora porphyritis
MelaspileaceaeMelaspilea demissa
MelaspileellaceaeMelaspileella proximella
MonoblastiaceaeAcrocordia megalospora
Anisomeridium polyporiMany-pored Punch Lichen
Anisomeridium subprostans
MycoporaceaeMycoporum acervatum
Mycoporum californicum
Mycoporum compositum
Mycoporum sparsellum
MytilinidiaceaeTaeniolella pertusariicola
NaetrocymbaceaeNaetrocymbe saxicola
OchrolechiaceaeOchrolechia africanaFrosted Saucer Lichen
OpegraphaceaeOpegrapha vulgatascribble lichen
PannariaceaeFuscopannaria leucostictaWhite-rimmed Shingle Lichen
Pannaria tavaresiiTavares' Matted Lichen
ParmeliaceaeBulbothrix isidiza
Bulbothrix scortella
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Canoparmelia texanaTexas Shield Lichen
Crespoa crozalsiana
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumNew Forest Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna osseoalbaGrainy Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna pustuliferaPustule Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna revolutaloop lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesSalted Starburst Lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaPowdery Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa obsessaaxil-bristle lichen
Parmelia saxatilisSalted Shield Lichen
Parmeliopsis ambiguabran lichen
Parmeliopsis subambiguaSouthern Starburst Lichen
Parmotrema austrosinenseruffle lichen
Parmotrema cetratumruffle lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema dilatatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema gardneriGardner's Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema haitienseHaitian Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypoleucinuma ruffle lichen
Parmotrema hypotropumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema xanthinumYellow Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumBlack Stone Flower
Parmotrema praesorediosumruffle lichen
Parmotrema rampoddenseruffle lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSubisidiate Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleUnperforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumruffle lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensruffle lichen
Pseudoparmelia uleanafalse shield lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleriDwarf Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americana
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisCiliate Wrinkle Lichen
Usnea baileyiBailey's Beard Lichen
Usnea cornutabeard lichen
Usnea endochryseabeard lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subscabrosaHorny Beard Llichen
Usnea trichodeabeard lichen
Xanthoparmelia angustiphyllarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia hypofuscarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia hypomeleanarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia plittiiPlitt's Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia subramigerarock shield lichen
Dolichousnea longissimaOld Man's Beard
Usnea strigosa subsp. rubigineabeard lichen
PeltigeraceaeCrocodia aurataspecklebelly lichen
Emmanuelia raveneliiRavenel's Lungwort
Nephroma helveticumkidney lichen
Peltigera caninaDog Lichen
Peltigera didactylapelt lichen
Peltigera evansianaEvans' Pelt Lichen
Peltigera hymeninapelt lichen
Peltigera monticolaMountain Pelt Lichen
Peltigera neopolydactylaFrog Pelt
Peltigera phyllidiosapelt lichen
Peltigera praetextatapelt lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta fuliginosaPeppered Moon Lichen
Pseudocyphellaria perpetua
PeltulaceaePeltula cylindricarock olive lichen
Peltula zahlbruckneriZahlbruckner's Rock Olive
PertusariaceaePertusaria consocianswart lichen
Pertusaria epixanthaYellow-tipped Wart Lichen
Pertusaria macouniiMacoun's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria ostiolatawart lichen
Pertusaria paratuberculiferaSpotted Wart Lichen
Pertusaria plittianaPlitt's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria propinquawart lichen
Pertusaria pustulataPustule Wart Lichen
Pertusaria sinusmexicaniwart lichen
Pertusaria subpertusaMesa Wart Lichen
Pertusaria tetrathalamiawart lichen
Pertusaria texanaTexas Wart Lichen
Pertusaria xanthodesYellow Wart Lichen
PhaeococcomycetaceaeLichenostigma cosmopolites
PhlyctidaceaePhlyctis argenawhitewash lichen
Phlyctis boliviensisBark Whitewash Lichen
Phlyctis petraeaRock Whitewash Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia albicansWhite Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia echinata
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Hyperphyscia syncollaSmooth Shadow-crust Lichen
Phaeophyscia adiastolaPowder-tipped Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia ciliataSmooth Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia pusilloidesPom Pom Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia rubropulchraOrange-cored Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia squarrosashadow lichen
Physcia aipoliaHoary Rosette Lichen
Physcia americanaPowdery Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia pumiliorSpotted Rosette Lichen
Physcia stellarisStar Rosette Lichen
Physcia subtilisSlender Rosette Lichen
Physcia thomsonianaThomson's Rosette Lichen
Physcia tribaciarosette lichen
Physciella chloanthaCryptic Rosette Lichen
Rinodina granuligerapepper-spored lichen
Rinodina maculanspepper-spored lichen
Rinodina mozianapepper-spored lichen
Rinodina oxydataAcidic Pepper-spore Lichen
Rinodina tephraspispepper-spored lichen
Phaeophyscia imbricata
PilocarpaceaeByssoloma leucoblepharumfuzzy rim lichen
Byssoloma meadiifuzzy rim lichen
Byssoloma subdiscordansfuzzy rim lichen
Fellhanera granulosa
Fellhanera hybridaPiedmont Fellhanera
Leimonis erratica
Micarea neostipitataStipitate Dot Lichen
Micarea peliocarpadot lichen
Micarea prasinadot lichen
PorinaceaePorina heterosporaSoutheastern Pimple Lichen
Porina scabrida
Pseudosagedia cestrensisbruise lichen
Pseudosagedia guentheriGuenther's Bruise Lichen
Pseudosagedia raphidospermabruise lichen
PyrenulaceaeAnthracothecium australiense
Lithothelium phaeosporumBrown-spored Pox Lichen
Pyrenula caryaeHickory Pox Lichen
Pyrenula fetivicapox lichen
Pyrenula leucostomaWhite-spotted Pox Lichen
Pyrenula pseudobufoniaEastern Pox Lichen
Pyrenula punctellapox lichen
Pyrenula subellipticaSubelliptic Pox Lichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia ekmanianaEkman's Dotted Lichen
Bacidia heterochroadotted lichen
Bacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Bacidia suffusadotted lichen
Phyllopsora confusa
Phyllopsora parvifolia
Ramalina americanaAmerican Strap Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina stenosporastrap lichen
Bacidina inundataFlooded Dot Lichen
Phyllopsora kalbiiKalb's Lace-scale
Phyllopsora isidiosa
RamboldiaceaeRamboldia blochianaRambold's lichen
Ramboldia russulaRed Rambold's Lichen
RhizocarpaceaeRhizocarpon reductummap lichen
ScoliciosporaceaeScoliciosporum chlorococcum
StereocaulaceaeLepraria caesielladust lichen
Lepraria finkiiFink's Dust Lichen
Lepraria friabilisdust lichen
Lepraria normandinoidesdust lichen
Lepraria xanthonicaYellow Dust Lichen
StictidaceaeThelopsis corticola
StrigulaceaeStrigula americana
TeloschistaceaeAthallia holocarpafiredot lichen
Obscuroplaca camptidiafiredot lichen
Huneckia polliniifiredot lichen
Gyalolechia flavorubescens
Gyalolechia flavovirescensSulfur Firedot
Squamulea subsolutaSquamulose Firedot Lichen
Xanthomendoza weberi
Xanthocarpia ferracissimaSidewalk Firedot Lichen
ThelocarpaceaeThelocarpon intermediellum
TrapeliaceaePlacynthiella dasaeatar-spot lichen
Placynthiella icmaleatar-spot lichen
Trapelia coarctata
Trapelia glebulosa
Trapelia placodioides
Trapeliopsis flexuosaFence-rail Lichen
Trapeliopsis gelatinosa
TrypetheliaceaeBathelium carolinianum
Constrictolumina cinchonaepyrenolichen
Dictyomeridium proponens
Arthopyrenia fallaciosapyrenofungus
Trypethelium elutariae
Viridothelium virensSpeckled Blister Lichen
UncertainDictyocatenulata alba
Piccolia nannaria
Rebentischia massalongoi
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VariolariaceaeLepra commutata
Lepra multipunctoides
Lepra ophthalmiza
Lepra pustulataPustule Crust Lichen
Lepra trachythallina
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon arenosaxistippleback lichen
Dermatocarpon luridumstippleback lichen
Endocarpon petrolepideum
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen
Verrucaria nigra
Verrucaria nigrescens