lichen-Candelaria concolor

Candelaria concolor

Candelaria concolor substrate photo by Bob Klips

Candelaria concolor substrate photo by Bob Klips

Candelaria concolor photo by Bob Klips

Candelaria concolor photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Greenish-yellow color; very minute lobes (or sometimes almost entirely sorediate -var. effusus); tips and margins sorediate, often disintegrating; cortex K-; compare with Xanthomendoza spp.; golden yellow to orange, cortex K+ purple and Candelariella vitellina, a crustose species with a scattered warty crust, apothecia usually present though sometimes hard to find.

ECOLOGY: Common throughout the US; widespread in every county, on bark exclusively.

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