Observation 21468: Xanthoria parietina (L.) Beltr.
When: 2008-04-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Xanthoria parietina is not native to British Columbia, but is increasing in abundance at a surprising rate, mainly through imported nursery trees. although its’ preferred substrate is bark or wood, I’ve found a couple of times on rock. The area where I found this was on seashore outcrops adjacent to an old abandoned farm orchard. It’s possible these trees were the source, maybe that should be a question. The large lobes are a characteristic identification feature.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada, 48 45’ 47" N 123 08’ 00"’ to ‘Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada’

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