Notes:
It is on siliceous volcanic rock debris at small hillocks in semi-desert.

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Habitat sounds right
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-10-29 07:45:34 MST (-0700)

X. wyomingica occurs in similar arid, cold inland localities in wester North America. The loose soil must be an important factor for these vagrant and semi-vagrant species.

Maybe it’s the only kind of loose leafy lichen in this area
By: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)
2018-10-29 07:27:09 MST (-0700)

Maybe it’s the only kind of loose leafy lichen among other durable crusts in this wilderness.
There are sandy dunes as a frame of these low hillocks. Strong wind and bright sun are almost every day including cold winter.

This looks like one of the semi-vagrant Xanthoparmelia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-10-29 06:39:24 MST (-0700)

Compare with X. wyomingica, for example.

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