Notes: Greenish to yellowish crustose lichen found growing on basalt railings and stonework at Vista House.
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There are several other granular crustose lichens of the same color. Generally I can make out a few intact lobes in your photo, strongly suggesting Candelaria (even that can be an incorrect deduction), but the one in this photo look purely powdery. Other possibilities are: Chrysothrix (purely powdery or “leprose”), Candelariella efflorescens (only bark, so we can rule it out for this specimen), and Caloplaca (reacts K+ red and is typically oranger).
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