lichen-Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Xanthoparmelia conspersa photo by Bob Klips

Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Xanthoparmelia conspersa closeup photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Cylindrical isidia; black undersurface; stictic acid; compare with X. plittii, pale undersurface; X. subramigera pale undersurface, fumaroprotocetraric acid.

ECOLOGY: Common on exposed granite and sandstone throughout the US; scattered in Ohio where acidic rock outcrops are present. This species, along with X. plittii, is the most commonly encountered Xanthoparmelia in Ohio.

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