Observation 222133: Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale
When: 2015-11-08
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Foliose lichen , ridged and many small white mounds. Found on a rock.

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Sure looks like it’s growing on a fallen branch to me…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-11-08 16:04:05 EST (-0500)

Of course, in the north (and Pennsylvania qualifies as “north” in this context) F. caperata frequently “steps down” onto rock. The pustules on this specimen are too abundantly sorediate to possibly be more-typically saxicolous F. baltimorensis. So whatever the substrate, I would stand by F. caperata.

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