lichen-Canoparmelia caroliniana

Canoparmelia caroliniana

Canoparmelia caroliniana

Canoparmelia caroliniana photo by Ray Showman

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Upper surface finely cracked to margin, isidiate, dark undersurface; compare with C. texana which is sorediate and with Punctilia rudecta which has pale undersurface, medulla C+ red.

ECOLOGY: Common in southeastern US on conifers and other acidic bark trees, more rarely on rocks; found in two Ohio counties.

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