Lichens of North Carolina
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351 species for Wake County

familysciNamecomName
AcarosporaceaeAcarospora janaeJana's Cobblestone Lichen
Acarospora privignaCommon Coal-dust Lichen
Acarospora subfuscescensa lichenicolous fungus
Sarcogyne hypophaeaStepdaughter Grain-spored Lichen
Sarcogyne similisa grain-spored lichen
Trimmatothelopsis dispersaDispersed Cobblestone Lichen
Sarcogyne clavusClub Grain-spored Lichen
AmphisphaeriaceaeAmphisphaeria bufoniaGray Tree Pyrenofungus
ArthoniaceaeArthonia albovirescensWhite-green Comma Lichen
Arthonia anglicaEnglish Comma Lichen
Arthonia quintariaFive-septate Comma Fungus
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 confusaWhite Medallion Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
Pyxine subcinereaAshy Mustard Lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorElfin Candleflame 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 cryptochlorophaeaHidden Mealy Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia cylindricaCylindrical Powderhorn
Cladonia didymaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia dimorphocladaProstrate Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia fimbriataTrumpet Lichen
Cladonia 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 subsetaceaSandy Cladonia
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 revertensRock Hairball Lichen
CoenogoniaceaeCoenogonium luteumOrange Dimple Lichen
Coenogonium pinetiPine Dimple Lichen
CollemataceaeCollema pulcellum var. leucopepluma blistered jelly lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumDotted 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 corallinusa lichenicolous fungus
DactyolpsporaceaeSclerococcum pertusariicolaWart Lichen Button Fungus
FuscideaceaeMaronea polyphaeaMany-spored Maronea
GomphillaceaeGomphillus americanusAmerican Gomphillus
Gyalideopsis buckiiBuck's Gyalideopsis
Gyalideopsis ozarkensisOzark Gyalideopsis
Gyalideopsis bartramiorumBartram's Gyalideopsis
GraphidaceaeDiploschistes scruposuscrater lichen
Glyphis cicatricosaBlistered Script Lichen
Graphis inversaInverse Script Lichen
Graphis lineolaLine Script Lichen
Graphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
Allographa striatulaStriate Script Lichen
Leiorreuma explicansa script lichen
Leiorreuma sericeuma script lichen
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 albaWhite Ionaspis
Ionaspis lacustrisRusty Brook Lichen
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanographaceaeAlyxoria variaVariable Scribble Lichen
Zwackhia viridisGreen Scribble Lichen
LecanoraceaeLecanora appalachensisAppalachian Rim Lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora nothocaesiellaFalse Dust Lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora subimmergensSubimmersed Rim Lichen
Lecanora thysanophoraMapledust Lichen
Xanthosyne variansVariegated Dot Lichen
Lecanora floridulaFlorida Rim Lichen
Lecanora protervulaEastern Frosted Rim Lichen
Xanthosyne granularis
LecideaceaePorpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
Porpidia macrocarpaBig-fruited Boulder Lichen
Porpidia subsimplexboulder lichen
LichenotheliaceaeLichenothelia a rock-inhabiting fungus; a borderline lichen
LichinaceaeLichina willeyiWilley's Seaweed Lichen
Pyrenopsis polycoccaBeaded Pyrenopsis Lichen
Pyrenopsis portoricensisPuerto Rican Pyrenopsis Lichen
Pterygiopsis neglectaRiver Crust Lichen
Pterygiopsis (Forssellia) sp.Fluvial Black Rosette Lichen
MegalosporaceaeMegalospora porphyritisa megalospora lichen
MelaspileaceaeMelaspilea demissaLittle Brown Script
MelaspileellaceaeMelaspileella proximellaa melaspileella fungus
MonoblastiaceaeAcrocordia megalosporaa pyrenolichen
Anisomeridium polyporiMany-pored Punch Lichen
Anisomeridium subprostansa pyrenolichen
MycoporaceaeMycoporum acervatumSmall-heaped Mycoporum
Mycoporum californicumCalifornia Mycoporum
Mycoporum compositumComposite Perithecial Lichen
Mycoporum lacteumMilky Mycoporum
MytilinidiaceaeTaeniolella pertusariicolaa wart lichen fungus
NaetrocymbaceaeNaetrocymbe saxicolaRock Dot Lichen
OchrolechiaceaeLepra commutataa powdered wart lichen
Lepra multipunctoidesDotted Fluff-wart Lichen
Lepra ophthalmizaRagged Wart Lichen
Lepra pustulataPustule Crust Lichen
Lepra trachythallinaPowdered Wart Lichen
Ochrolechia africanaFrosted Saucer Lichen
OpegraphaceaeOpegrapha vulgataOlive Scribble Lichen
PannariaceaeFuscopannaria leucostictaWhite-rimmed Shingle Lichen
Pannaria tavaresiiTavares' Matted Lichen
ParmeliaceaeBulbothrix isidizaIsidiate Eyelash Lichen
Bulbothrix scortellaan eyelash lichen
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Canoparmelia texanaTexas Shield Lichen
Crespoa crozalsianaDe Crozals' Shield Lichen
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumHairless-spined Shield 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 obsessaRock Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia saxatilisSalted Shield Lichen
Parmeliopsis ambiguaGreen Starburst Lichen
Parmeliopsis subambiguaSouthern Starburst Lichen
Parmotrema austrosinenseUnwhiskered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema cetratumruffle lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema dilatatumCracked Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema gardneriGardner's 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 praesorediosumPowder-crowned Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema rampoddenseLong-whiskered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleUnperforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumMottled Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensSpotted Ruffle Lichen
Pseudoparmelia uleanaCommon Lemon-Lime Lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleriDwarf Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americanaFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Usnea baileyiHollow Beard Lichen
Usnea cornutaInflated Beard Lichen
Usnea endochryseaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subscabrosaHorny Beard Llichen
Usnea trichodeaBony Beard Lichen
Xanthoparmelia angustiphyllaMeager Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia hypofuscaLesser Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia hypomelaenaOzark Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia plittiiPlitt's Rock-shield
Xanthoparmelia subramigerarock shield lichen
Dolichousnea longissimaOld Man's Beard
Usnea strigosa subsp. rubigineaRuby Bushy Beard Lichen
PeltigeraceaeCrocodia aurataGreen Specklebelly Lichen
Emmanuelia raveneliiRavenel's Lungwort
Nephroma helveticumFringed Kidney Lichen
Peltigera caninaDog Lichen
Peltigera didactylaAlternating Pelt Lichen
Peltigera evansianaPeppered Pelt Lichen
Peltigera hymeninaCloudy Pelt Lichen
Peltigera monticolaMountain Pelt Lichen
Peltigera neopolydactylaCarpet Pelt Lichen
Peltigera phyllidiosaPhyllidiose Pelt Lichen
Peltigera praetextataScaly Dog Lichen
Pseudocyphellaria hawaiiensisGilded Specklebelly Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta fuliginosaPeppered Moon Lichen
PeltulaceaePeltula cylindricaCylindrical Rock Olive
Peltula zahlbruckneriZahlbruckner's Rock Olive
Peltula euplocaPowdery Rock Olive
PertusariaceaePertusaria consociansCedar Wart Lichen
Pertusaria epixanthaYellow-tipped Wart Lichen
Pertusaria macouniiMacoun's Wart Lichen
Pertusaria ostiolataPore Wart Lichen
Pertusaria paratuberculiferaSpotted Wart Lichen
Pertusaria plittianaRock Wart Lichen
Pertusaria propinquawart lichen
Pertusaria pustulataPustulate Wart Lichen
Pertusaria sinusmexicaniMexican Wart Lichen
Pertusaria subpertusaMesa Wart Lichen
Pertusaria tetrathalamiawart lichen
Pertusaria texanaTexas Wart Lichen
Pertusaria xanthodesVolcano Wart Lichen
PhaeococcomycetaceaeLichenostigma cosmopolitesCosmopolitan Lichenostigma Fungus
PhlyctidaceaePhlyctis argenawhitewash lichen
Phlyctis boliviensisBark Whitewash Lichen
Phlyctis petraeaRock Whitewash Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia albicansWhite Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia echinataFlowering Fringe Lichen
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 squarrosaScaly Shadow 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 tribaciaBeaded Rosette Lichen
Physciella chloanthaCryptic Rosette Lichen
Rinodina fimbriataStreamside Pepper-spored Lichen
Rinodina granuligeraa pepper-spored lichen
Rinodina maculansa pepper-spored lichen
Rinodina mozianaa pepper-spored lichen
Rinodina oxydataAcidic Pepper-spore Lichen
Rinodina tephraspisa pepper-spored lichen
PilocarpaceaeByssoloma meadiiMead's Fuzzy Rim Lichen
Byssoloma subdiscordansRock Fussy Rim Lichen
Fellhanera granulosaGranular Fellhanera
Fellhanera hybridaPiedmont Fellhanera
Leimonis erraticaErratic Dot Lichen
Micarea neostipitataStipitate Dot Lichen
Micarea peliocarpaShadow Dot Lichen
Micarea prasinaGreen Dot Lichen
Byssoloma maderenseMadeiran Fuzzy Rim Lichen
Micarea soraliferaGreen Dust Lichen
PorinaceaePorina heterosporaSoutheastern Pimple Lichen
Porina scabridaScabrid Pimple Lichen
Pseudosagedia cestrensisBark Bruise Lichen
Pseudosagedia guentheriGuenther's Bruise Lichen
Pseudosagedia rhaphidospermaLong-spored Bruise Lichen
ProtothelenellaceaeProtothelenella corrosaa pyrenolichen
PyrenulaceaeAnthracothecium australienseAustralian Pox Lichen
Lithothelium phaeosporumBrown-spored Pox Lichen
Pyrenula caryaeHickory Pox Lichen
Pyrenula fetivicaa pox lichen
Pyrenula leucostomaWhite-spotted Pox Lichen
Pyrenula pseudobufoniaEastern Pox Lichen
Pyrenula punctellaBeech Pox Lichen
Pyrenula subellipticaSubelliptic Pox Lichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia ekmanianaEkman's Dotted Lichen
Bacidia heterochroaDifferent-colored Dotted Lichen
Bacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Bacidia suffusadotted lichen
Phyllopsora confusaConfused Lace-Scale Lichen
Phyllopsora parvifoliaLeafy Lace-Scale Lichen
Ramalina americanaSinewed Bush Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina stenosporaSouthern Strap Lichen
Bacidia granosaGranular Dot Lichen
Bacidina inundataFlooded Dot Lichen
Phyllopsora kalbiiKalb's Lace-scale
Phyllopsora isidiosaIsidiate Lace-Scale Lichen
RamboldiaceaeRamboldia blochianaBloch's Crimson Dot Lichen
Ramboldia russulaSouthern Crimson Dot Lichen
RhizocarpaceaeRhizocarpon reductumReduced Map Lichen
ScoliciosporaceaeScoliciosporum chlorococcumCity Dot Lichen
StereocaulaceaeLepraria caesielladust lichen
Lepraria finkiiFluffy Dust Lichen
Lepraria friabilisFriable Dust Lichen
Lepraria normandinoidesElf-ear Dust Lichen
Lepraria xanthonicaYellow Dust Lichen
StictidaceaeThelopsis corticolaOrange Dust Lichen
StrigulaceaeDichoporis tenuis a pyrenolichen
TeloschistaceaeAthallia holocarpaOrange Firedot Lichen
Obscuroplaca camptidiaGray-rimmed Firedot Lichen
Huneckia polliniifiredot lichen
Gyalolechia flavorubescensBark Sulphur Firedot
Gyalolechia flavovirescensSulfur Firedot
Squamulea subsolutaSquamulose Firedot Lichen
Xanthomendoza weberi Weber's Sunburst Lichen
Xanthocarpia feracissimaSidewalk Firedot Lichen
ThelocarpaceaeThelocarpon intermediellumIntermediate Thelocarpon
TrapeliaceaePlacynthiella dasaeaa pale dot lichen
Placynthiella icmaleaStiff Tar-spot Lichen
Trapelia coarctataArctic Pebble Lichen
Trapelia glebulosaRadiate Pebble Lichen
Trapelia placodioidesCracked Paint Lichen
Trapeliopsis flexuosaFence-rail Lichen
Trapeliopsis gelatinosaa mottled disk lichen
TrypetheliaceaeBathelium carolinianumCarolina Crowded-warts
Constrictolumina cinchonaeQuinine Pyrenolichen
Dictyomeridium proponensa pyrenolichen
Arthopyrenia fallaciosaWhite Pyrenofungus
Trypethelium eluteriaeSpeckled Yellow Blister Lichen
Viridothelium virensSpeckled Blister Lichen
UncertainDictyocatenulata albaa lichenized, synnematous hyphomycete fungus
Piccolia nannariaOrange Speck Lichen
Rebentischia massalongoiWhite-tailed Spore Fungus
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon arenosaxiThin Stipple Lichen
Dermatocarpon luridumStreamside Stippleback Lichen
Endocarpon petrolepideumRock Stippled Lichen
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen
Verrucaria nigrescensBlack Speck Lichen
Staurothele fissaLakezone Lichen