Lichens of North Carolina
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144 species for Watauga County

familysciNamecomName
CaliciaceaePyxine caesiopruinosamustard 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 pyxidataPyxie Cups
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 dimorpha
Cladonia phyllophora
ClavulinaceaeMulticlavula mucidaclub mushroom lichen
CollemataceaeCollema flaccidumButterfly Jelly Lichen
Collema subflaccidumTree Jelly Lichen
Enchylium tenaxjelly 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 variarim lichen
LichinaceaeEphebe americanaAmerican Thread Lichen
Ephebe lanataRock Shag Lichen
OchrolechiaceaeOchrolechia yasudaeCoral Saucer Lichen
PannariaceaeParmeliella appalachensis
ParmeliaceaeBryoria furcellatahorsehair lichen
Canoparmelia carolinianaCarolina Shield Lichen
Cetraria arenariaSand-loving Iceland Lichen
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss
Cetrelia cetrarioidessea-storm lichen
Cetrelia chicitaeChicita's Sea-storm Lichen
Cetrelia olivetorumOlive Sea-storm Lichen
Flavoparmelia baltimorensisRock Greenshield Lichen
Flavoparmelia caperataCommon Greenshield Lichen
Flavopunctelia flaventiorSpeckled Greenshield Lichen
Hypogymnia physodesHooded Tube Lichen
Hypotrachyna croceopustulataloop lichen
Hypotrachyna horrescensHairy-spined Shield Lichen
Hypotrachyna lividaWrinkled Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna minarumNew Forest Loop Lichen
Hypotrachyna revolutaloop lichen
Imshaugia aleuritesSalted Starburst Lichen
Myelochroa galbinaSmooth Axil-bristle Lichen
Parmelia squarrosaBottlebrush Shield Lichen
Parmotrema crinitumSalted Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema margaritatumruffle lichen
Parmotrema perforatumPerforated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema perlatumBlack Stone Flower
Parmotrema reticulatumReticulated Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subisidiosumSubisidiate Ruffle Lichen
Parmotrema subtinctoriumruffle lichen
Parmotrema ultralucensruffle lichen
Platismatia glaucaVaried Rag Lichen
Platismatia tuckermaniiCrumpled Rag 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 reddendaspeckled shield lichen
Punctelia rudectaRough Speckled Shield Lichen
Tuckermannopsis americana
Tuckermannopsis ciliarisCiliate Wrinkle Lichen
Tuckermannopsis orbata
Usnea amblyocladabeard lichen
Usnea ceratinabeard lichen
Usnea cornutabeard lichen
Usnea dasopogabeard lichen
Usnea mutabilisBloody Beard Lichen
Usnea rubicundaRed Beard Lichen
Usnea strigosaBushy Beard Lichen
Usnea subfloridanabeard lichen
Usnea subfuscabeard lichen
Usnea subgracilisbeard lichen
Usnea trichodeabeard lichen
Usnocetraria oakesianaYellow Ribbon Lichen
Vulpicida viridissunshine lichen
Xanthoparmelia conspersaPeppered Rock Shield
Xanthoparmelia stenophyllarock shield lichen
Xanthoparmelia viriduloumbrina
Usnea tristisbeard lichen
PeltigeraceaeLobaria pulmonariaLungwort, Lung Lichen
Peltigera aphthosaFreckle Pelt Lichen
Peltigera evansianaEvans' Pelt Lichen
Peltigera leucophlebiapelt lichen
Peltigera praetextatapelt lichen
Peltigera rufescensRufous Pelt Lichen
Ricasolia quercizansSmooth Lungwort
Sticta beauvoisiiFringed Moon Lichen
PertusariaceaePertusaria globularisGlobular Wart Lichen
PhysciaceaeAnaptychia palmulataShaggy Fringe Lichen
Polyblastidium casarettianum
Heterodermia obscurataOrange-bellied Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia speciosaPowdered Fringe Lichen
Heterodermia squamulosa
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
RamalinaceaeBacidia schweinitziiSurprise Lichen
Ramalina americanaAmerican Strap Lichen
Ramalina culbersoniorumSouthern Cartilage Lichen
Ramalina intermediastrap lichen
Ramalina labiosorediataChalky Bush Lichen
Ramalina pollinaria
SarrameanaceaeLoxospora elatina
Loxospora ochrophaea
StereocaulaceaeLepraria finkiiFink's Dust Lichen
Stereocaulon paschaleCottontail Foam Lichen
StictidaceaeStictis urceolatumCan of Worms Lichen
TeloschistaceaeRusavskia elegans
UmbilicariaceaeUmbilicaria carolinianaCarolina Toadskin
Umbilicaria papulosaCommon Toadskin
Umbilicaria pensylvanicaPennsylvania Toadskin
Umbilicaria mammulataSmooth Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria muhlenbergiiMuhlenberg's Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria velleanavel lichen
Umbilicaria torrefacta
VaricellariaceaeVaricellaria velataRimmed Wart Lichen
VariolariaceaeLepra ophthalmiza
VerrucariaceaeDermatocarpon luridumstippleback lichen
Dermatocarpon miniatumLesser Stippleback Lichen
Normandina pulchellaElf-eared Lichen