Lichens of North Carolina
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164 species for Watauga County

familysciNamecomName
ArthoniaceaeArthonia galligenaa gall-forming lichen fungus
CaliciaceaePyxine caesiopruinosaOrange Button Rosette Lichen
Pyxine sorediataa mustard lichen
Buellia disciformisBoreal Button Lichen
CandelariaceaeCandelaria fibrosaFringed Candleflame Lichen
CladoniaceaeCladonia apodocarpaStalkless Cladonia
Cladonia arbusculareindeer lichen
Cladonia coniocraeaCommon Powderhorn
Cladonia cristatellaBritish Soldiers
Cladonia floerkeanaDevil's Matchsticks
Cladonia furcataForked Cladonia
Cladonia grayiGray's Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia macilentaLipstick Powderhorn
Cladonia mateocyathaMixed-up Pixie Cups
Cladonia ochrochloraSmooth-footed Powderhorn
Cladonia pleurotaRed-fruited Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia pyxidataPebbled Pyxie-cup Lichen
Cladonia rangiferinaGray Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia squamosaDragon Cladonia
Cladonia stygiaStyx Black-footed Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia subcariosaPeg Lichen
Cladonia subtenuisDixie Reindeer Lichen
Cladonia uncialisThorn Cladonia
Cladonia verticillataLadder Lichen
Cladonia dimorphaTroubled Pixie Cup
Cladonia phyllophoraFelt Clad Pyxie Lichen
ClavulinaceaeMulticlavula mucidaWhite Green-Algae Coral
CollemataceaeCollema flaccidumFlaking Tarpaper Lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium tenaxTar Jelly Lichen
Leptogium cyanescensBlue Jellyskin Lichen
GraphidaceaeGraphis scriptaCommon Script Lichen
IcmadophilaceaeDibaeis baeomycesPink Earth Lichen
Icmadophila ericetorumPeppermint Drop Lichen
LecanoraceaeLecanora argentatarim lichen
Lecanora expallensrim lichen
Lecanora masanaMasa's Dots
Lecanora variaGreenish-yellow Rim Lichen
Lecanora layanaLay's Rim Lichen
Lecanora darlingiaeDarling's Rim Lichen
Myriolecis dispersaMortar Rim Lichen
Lecanora albellaWhite Rim Lichen
LeprocaulaceaeHalecania pepegosporaa dot lichen
LichinaceaeEphebe americanaAmerican Thread Lichen
Ephebe lanataWaterside Rockshag Lichen
OchrolechiaceaeLepra ophthalmizaRagged Wart Lichen
Ochrolechia yasudaeCoral Saucer Lichen
Ochrolechia mahluensisMahlu Ochrolechia
PannariaceaeParmeliella appalachensisAppalachian Shingle Lichen
ParmeliaceaeBryoria furcellataBurred Horsehair Lichen
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Cetraria arenariaSand-loving Iceland Lichen
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss
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 physodesMonk's Hood Lichen
Hypotrachyna croceopustulataYellow-cored Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumHairless-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna revolutaloop lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesSalted Starburst Lichen
Myelochroa aurulentaPowdery Axil-bristle Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia squarrosaBottlebrush Shield Lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema margaritatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumPowdered Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumMottled Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensSpotted Ruffle Lichen
Platismatia glaucaVaried Rag Lichen
Platismatia tuckermaniiCrumpled Rag Lichen
Protoparmelia hypotremellaa sterile rim lichen
Pseudevernia cladoniaGhost Antler Lichen
Pseudevernia consociansCommon Antler Lichen
Punctelia appalachensisAppalachian Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia borrerispeckled shield lichen
Punctelia caseanaCase's Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia reddendaScottish Speckled Shield Lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americanaFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisFringed Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis orbataVariable Wrinkle Lichen
Usnea amblyocladaRock Beard Lichen
Usnea ceratinaWarty Beard Lichen
Usnea cornutaInflated Beard Lichen
Usnea dasopogaFishbone Beard Lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subfloridanaNit Beard Lichen
Usnea subfuscaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subgracilisSilken Beard Lichen
Usnea trichodeaBony Beard Lichen
Usnocetraria oakesianaYellow Ribbon Lichen
Vulpicida viridisHidden Sunshine Lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia stenophyllaPalomino Rock Shield Lichen
Xanthoparmelia viriduloumbrinaShingled Rock Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividescensloop lichen
Hypotrachyna mcmullinianaMcMullin's Loop Lichen
Usnea tristisBushy Beard Lichen
Platismatia lacunosaCrinkled Rag Lichen
PeltigeraceaeLobaria pulmonariaCommon Lungwort
Peltigera aphthosaCommon Freckle Pelt
Peltigera evansianaPeppered Pelt Lichen
Peltigera leucophlebiaRuffled Freckle Pelt Lichen
Peltigera praetextataScaly Dog Lichen
Peltigera rufescensRufous Pelt Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta beauvoisiiFingered Moon Lichen
PertusariaceaePertusaria globularisBallhead Wart Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Polyblastidium casarettianuma fringe lichen
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia squamulosaScaly Fringe Lichen
Leucodermia leucomelosElegant Fringe Lichen
Phaeophyscia pusilloidesPom Pom Shadow Lichen
Phaeophyscia rubropulchraOrange-cored Shadow Lichen
Physcia aipoliaHoary Rosette Lichen
Physcia millegranaMealy Rosette Lichen
Physcia pseudospeciosaCelebration Day Rosette Lichen
Physcia stellarisStar Rosette Lichen
Physcia subtilisSlender Rosette Lichen
Polyblastidium hypoleucumCupped Fringe Lichen
Rinodina braunianaBraun's Pepper-spored Lichen
Rinodina subpariataSubpar Pepper-spore Lichen
Rinodina tephraspisa pepper-spored lichen
RamalinaceaeBacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Biatora appalachensisAppalachian Dotted Lichen
Biatora ponticaBlack Sea Dot Lichen
Ramalina americanaSinewed Bush Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina intermediaIntermediate Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina labiosorediataPowdery Twig Lichen
Lecidea berengeriana Berenger's Dot Lichen
SarrameanaceaeLoxospora elatinaFluffy Ragged-Rim Lichen
Loxospora ochrophaeaEastern Ragged-Rim Lichen
StereocaulaceaeLepraria finkiiFluffy Dust Lichen
Stereocaulon paschaleCottontail Foam Lichen
StictidaceaeStictis urceolatumCan of Worms Lichen
TeloschistaceaeXanthocarpia feracissimaSidewalk Firedot Lichen
Rusavskia elegansElegant Sunburst Lichen
Flavoplaca flavocitrinaLemon Shingles
UmbilicariaceaeUmbilicaria carolinianaCarolina Toadskin
Umbilicaria papulosaCommon Toadskin
Umbilicaria pensylvanicaPennsylvania Toadskin
Umbilicaria mammulataSmooth Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria muhlenbergiiMuhlenberg's Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria velleaGrizzled Rocktripe
Umbilicaria torrefactaPunctured Rocktripe
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon luridumStreamside Stippleback Lichen
Dermatocarpon miniatumLesser Stippleback Lichen
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen