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Butte Creek Ecological Preserve

Lichen of the BCEP

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An online folder with photos of the BCEP Plant Species.

Lichen of the BCEP
FamilyScientific NameCommon NameNativeCodeComments
CollemataceaeCollema nigrescensBlistered Jelly LichenYESLbark of valley oak
 Leptogium pseudofurfuraceumDimpled JellyskinYESLbark of cottonwood
ParmeliaceaeEvernia prunastriOakmoss LichenYESLsmall tuffs found on branches of oaks and gray pine
 Flavopunctelia flaventiorSpeckled GreenshieldYESLa yellow green lichen with black lower surface, brown edges, and grows on the bark of various trees
 Melanelixia glabraCalifornia Camouflage LichenYESLcollected off of oak branches
 Melanelixia subargentiferaWhiskered Camouflage LichenYESLcollected off of gray pine branch
 Parmelina coleaeFringed Shield LichenYESLcollected off of bark
 Xanthoparmelia cumberlandiaCumberland Rock-ShieldYESLa yellow-green foliose rock lichen, common. identical to below except for slight difference in chemical tests
 Xanthoparmelia lineolaTight Rock-ShieldYESLa yellow-green foliose rock lichen, common. identical to above except for slight difference in chemical tests
PhysciaceaePhaeophyscia orbicularisMealy Shadow LichenYESL 
 Physcia adscendensHooded Rosette LichenYESL 
 Physcia stellarisStar Rosette LichenYESL 
 Physcia tenellaFringed Rosette LichenYESLcollected off of gray pine branch
 Physconia americanaFancy Frost LichenYESL 
 Physconia enteroxanthaYellow-Edged Frost Lichen   
RamalinaceaeWaynea californica YESLa California squamulose lichen, on bark or wood
TeloschistaceaeCandeleria pacificaLemon LichenYESLcommon on bark
 Xanthomendoza fallaxHooded Sunburst LichenYESL 
 Xanthomendoza hasseanaPoplar Sunburst LichenYESL