Lichens of North Carolina
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336 species for Wake County

familysciNamecomName
AcarosporaceaeAcarospora janaeJana's Cobblestone Lichen
Polysporina simplex
Polysporina subfuscescens
Sarcogyne hypophaea
Sarcogyne similis
Trimmatothelopsis dispersa
Sarcogyne clavus
AmphisphaeriaceaeAmphisphaeria bufonia
ArthoniaceaeArthonia albovirescensWhite-green Comma Lichen
Arthonia anglicacomma lichen
Arthonia quintariacomma lichen
Arthonia rubellaRufous Comma Lichen
Arthonia susaSoutheastern Comma Lichen
Arthonia taedescenscomma lichen
Arthothelium spectabile
Sporodophoron americanum
BrigantieaceaeBrigantiaea leucoxanthaBrick-spored Lichen
CaliciaceaeAmandinea punctata
Baculifera curtisiiCurtis' Button Lichen
Buellia erubescensbutton lichen
Buellia maculatabutton lichen
Buellia mamillanabutton lichen
Buellia spuriabutton lichen
Dirinaria confusaMedallion Lichen
Pyxine sorediatamustard lichen
Pyxine subcinereamustard lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria concolorCandleflame Lichen
Candelaria fibrosalemon lichen
Candelariella xanthostigmoidesgoldspeck lichen
ChrysotrichaceaeChrysothrix caesia
Chrysothrix chamaecyparicolaCypress Gold Dust Lichen
Chrysothrix xanthinagold dust lichen
CladoniaceaeCladonia apodocarpaStalkless Cladonia
Cladonia arbuscula subsp. arbusculareindeer lichen
Cladonia atlantica
Cladonia beaumontii
Cladonia caespiticiaStubby-stalked Cladonia
Cladonia carolinanaGranite Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia chlorophaeacup lichen
Cladonia coniocraeaCommon Powderhorn
Cladonia conspicuareindeer lichen
Cladonia cristatellaBritish Soldiers
Cladonia cryptochlorophaeacup lichen
Cladonia cylindricaCylinder Cup Lichen
Cladonia didyma var. vulcanicaSouthern Soldiers
Cladonia dimorphocladaProstrate Thorn Cladonia
Cladonia gracilis subsp. gracilisSmooth Pyxie Lichen
Cladonia grayiGray's Cup Lichen
Cladonia leporinaJester Lichen
Cladonia macilenta var. macilentaLipstick Powderhorn
Cladonia macilenta var. bacillarisLipstick Powderhorn
Cladonia mataeocyatha
Cladonia ochrochloraSmooth-footed Powderhorn
Cladonia parasiticaFence-rail Cladonia
Cladonia petrophilaRock Cladonia
Cladonia peziziformisTurban Lichen
Cladonia piedmontensisPiedmont Cladonia
Cladonia pleurotaRed-fruited Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia ramulosaBranched Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia rangiferinaReindeer Lichen
Cladonia rappiiRapp's Cup Lichen
Cladonia raveneliiRavenel's Cup Lichen
Cladonia robbinsiiYellow Tongue Lichen
Cladonia squamosaDragon Cladonia
Cladonia strepsilisOlive Cladonia
Cladonia subcariosapeg lichen
Cladonia submitisreindeer lichen
Cladonia subsetacea
Cladonia subtenuisDixie Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia uncialisThorn Cladonia
Cladonia verticillataWhorled Ladder Lichen
Lepraria caesielladust lichen
Lepraria finkiiFink's Dust Lichen
Lepraria friabilisdust lichen
Lepraria normandinoidesdust lichen
Pycnothelia papillariaGnome Fingers
Cladonia stellaris
CoccocarpiaceaeCoccocarpia palmicolaSalted Shell Lichen
Spilonema revertens
CoenogoniaceaeCoenogonium luteum
Coenogonium pineti
CollemataceaeCollema subflaccidumjelly lichen
Enchylium conglomeratumjelly lichen
Leptogium austroamericanumSouth American Jellyskin
Leptogium corticolajellyskin
Leptogium cyanescensjellyskin
Leptogium milligranumjellyskin
Scytinium dactylinumjellyskin
CorticiaceaeMarchandiomyces corallinus
DactyolpsporaceaeSclerococcum pertusariicola
DidymosphaeriaceaeJulella fallaciosa
DiploschistaceaeDiploschistes scruposuscrater lichen
FuscideaceaeMaronea polyphaea
GomphillaceaeGomphillus americanus
Gyalideopsis buckiiBuck's Gyalideopsis
Gyalideopsis ozarkensisOzark Gyalideopsis
GraphidaceaeGlyphis cicatricosa
Graphis inversaInverse Script Lichen
Graphis lineolascript lichen
Graphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
Graphis striatulaStriate Script Lichen
Leiorreuma explicans
Leiorreuma sericeum
Nadvornikia sorediata
Phaeographis erumpensErumpent Brown-spored Script Lichen
Phaeographis inustaCommon Brown-spored Script Lichen
Thelotrema subtilebarnacle lichen
HymeneliaceaeIonaspis alba
Ionaspis lacustris
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
LecanographaceaeAlyxoria variascribble lichen
Zwackhia viridisscribble lichen
LecanoraceaeLecanora appalachensisAppalachian Rim Lichen
Lecanora hybocarpaBumpy Rim Lichen
Lecanora nothocaesiellarim lichen
Lecanora strobilinaMealy Rim Lichen
Lecanora subimmergensrim lichen
Lecanora subpallensrim lichen
Lecanora thysanophoraMapledust Lichen
Traponora varians
LecideaceaePorpidia albocaerulescensSmoky-eyed Boulder Lichen
Porpidia macrocarpaBig-fruited Boulder Lichen
Porpidia subsimplexboulder lichen
LichenotheliaceaeLichenothelia sp.
LichinaceaeLichina confinis
Lichina willeyi
Pyrenopsis polycocca
Pyrenopsis portoricensis
LobariaceaeEmmanuelia raveneliiRavenel's Lungwort
Sticta fuliginosaPeppered Moon Lichen
MegalosporaceaeMegalospora porphyritis
MelaspileaceaeMelaspilea demissa
MelaspileellaceaeMelaspileella proximella
MonoblastiaceaeAcrocordia megalospora
Anisomeridium polypori
Anisomeridium subprostans
MycoporaceaeMycoporum acervatum
Mycoporum californicum
Mycoporum compositum
Mycoporum sparsellum
MytilinidiaceaeTaeniolella pertusariicola
NaetrocymbaceaeNaetrocymbe saxicola
OchrolechiaceaeOchrolechia africanaFrosted Saucer Lichen
OpegraphaceaeThelopsis corticola
Opegrapha 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 Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumloop lichen
Hypotrachyna osseoalbaloop lichen
Hypotrachyna pustuliferaPustule Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna revolutaloop lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesImshaug's lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaaxil-bristle lichen
Myelochroa galbinaaxil-bristle lichen
Myelochroa obsessaaxil-bristle lichen
Parmelia saxatilisSalted Shield Lichen
Parmeliopsis ambiguabran lichen
Parmeliopsis subambiguabran lichen
Parmotrema austrosinenseruffle lichen
Parmotrema cetratumruffle lichen
Parmotrema crinitumruffle lichen
Parmotrema dilatatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema gardneriGardner's Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema haitienseHaitian Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypoleucinumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema hypotropumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema xanthinumYellow Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema praesorediosumruffle lichen
Parmotrema rampoddenseruffle lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSubisidiate Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema submarginaleruffle lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumruffle lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensruffle lichen
Pseudoparmelia uleanafalse shield lichen
Punctelia rudectaCommon Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermanella fendleri
Tuckermannopsis americana
Tuckermannopsis ciliaris
Usnea baileyiBailey's Beard Lichen
Usnea cornutabeard lichen
Usnea endochryseabeard lichen
Usnea mutabilisbeard lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subscabrosabeard lichen
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
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 quercizans
PeltulaceaePeltula cylindricarock olive lichen
Peltula zahlbruckneriZahlbruckner's Rock Olive Lichen
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 boliviensisBolivian Whitewash Lichen
Phlyctis petraeaRock Whitewash Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia albicans
Heterodermia echinata
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Hyperphyscia syncolla
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 americanaAmerican Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia pumiliorrosette lichen
Physcia stellarisStarry 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 oxydatapepper-spored lichen
Rinodina tephraspispepper-spored lichen
Phaeophyscia imbricata
PilocarpaceaeByssoloma leucoblepharumfuzzy rim lichen
Byssoloma meadiifuzzy rim lichen
Byssoloma subdiscordansfuzzy rim lichen
Fellhanera granulosa
Fellhanera hybrida
Leimonis erratica
Micarea neostipitataStipitate Dot Lichen
Micarea peliocarpadot lichen
Micarea prasinadot lichen
PorinaceaePorina heterospora
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 leucostomapox 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 corallina
Phyllopsora parvifolia
Ramalina americanaAmerican Strap Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumCulberson's Strap Lichen
Ramalina stenosporastrap lichen
Phyllopsora kalbii
RamboldiaceaeRamboldia blochianaRambold's lichen
Ramboldia russulaRed Rambold's Lichen
RhizocarpaceaeRhizocarpon reductummap lichen
ScoliciosporaceaeScoliciosporum chlorococcum
StereocaulaceaeLepraria xanthonicaYellow Dust Lichen
StrigulaceaeStrigula americana
TeloschistaceaeAthallia holocarpafiredot lichen
Caloplaca camptidiafiredot lichen
Gyalolechia flavorubescens
Gyalolechia flavovirescens
Squamulea subsoluta
Gallowayella weberi
Xanthocarpia ferracissimaSidewalk Firedot Lichen
ThelocarpaceaeThelocarpon intermediellum
TrapeliaceaePlacynthiella daseatar-spot lichen
Placynthiella icmaleatar-spot lichen
Trapelia coarctata
Trapelia glebulosa
Trapelia placodioides
Trapeliopsis flexuosaFence-rail Lichen
Trapeliopsis gelatinosa
TrypetheliaceaeBathelium carolinianum
Constrictolumina cinchonaepyrenolichen
Dictyomeridium proponens
Trypethelium elutariae
Viridothelium virens
UncertainDictyocatenulata alba
Piccolia nannaria
Rebentischia massalongoi
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velata
VariolariaceaeLepra commutata
Lepra multipunctoides
Lepra ophthalmiza
Lepra pustulataPustule Lichen
Lepra trachythallina
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon arenosaxistippleback lichen
Dermatocarpon luridumstippleback lichen
Endocarpon petrolepideum
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen
Verrucaria nigra
Verrucaria nigrescens