Elfin Forest Snail Medley
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Lichens of the Elfin Forest

Scientific Name                    Common name        Substrate
Arthonia sp.
oak
Atrhothlium sp.
oak
Bacidina ramea
shrub
Bryoria sp.
oak/shrub
Buellia oialea
shrub
Caloplaca ferruginia
shrub
Caloplaca holocarpa Firedot lichen oak
Chysothrix candelaris Gold dust lichen shrub
Cladonia asahinae Pixie-cup lichen soil
Cladonia firma Popcorn lichen soil
Cladonia verruculosa Western wand lichen soil
Cladonia sp.
wood
Cliostomum griffithii Multicolored dot lichen oak
Cyphelium sp.
shrub
Disploschistes muscorum Cowpie lichen On Cladonia sp. on soil
Evernia prunastri Oakmoss lichen oak/shrub
Flavoparmelia caperata Common greenshield lichen oak/shrub
Flavopunctelia flaventior Speckled greenshield lichen oak
Heterodermia leucomela Elegant fringe lichen shrub
Heterodermia namaquana Ciliate strap lichen shrub
Hypogymnia gracilis Charis' hypogymnia shrub
Hypogymnia occidentalis Lattice tube lichen shrub
Hypogymnia imshaugii Forked tube lichen shrub
Hypogymnia mollis
shrub
Kaernefeltia merrillii Flattened thornbush lichen shrub
Lecania cyathiformis
shrub
Lecanora caesiorubella
oak/shrub
  ssp. merrillii

Lecanora pacifica Multicolored rim lichen shrub
Lecanora sp. Other Lecanora oak/shrub
Melanelia subargentifera Whiskered camouflage lichen   shrub
Opegrapha herbarum
oak
Parmelia sulcata Hammered shield lichen oak/shrub
Parmotrema chinense Powdered ruffle lichen shrub
Parmotrema hypoleucinum
shrub
Pertusaria amara Bitterwart lichen oak
Pertusaria lecanina
oak
Pertusaria pustulata Curly dog tooth oak
Ramalina farinacea Dotted ramalina oak
Ramalina leptocarpha Western strap lichen oak
Ramalina menziesii Lace lichen oak/shrub
Ramalina pollinaria Chalky ramalina oak/shrub
Ramalina subleptocarpha Slit-rimmed ramalina oak/shrub
Rinodina santae-monicae
oak
Sphinctrina sp.
shrub
Sulcaria isidiifera Splitting yarn lichen shrub
Teloschistes exilis Slender orange bush oak
Topelia californica
oak
Usnea fragilescens s.l. Inflated beard lichen shrub
Usnea fulvoreagens Beard lichen shrub
Usnea glabrata Lustrous beard lichen shrub
Usnea lapponica Powdered beard lichen shrub
Usnea mutabilis Blood beard lichen shrub
Usnea pendulina
shrub
Usnea wirthii Blood splattered beard shrub
Vermilacinia cephalota Powdery fog lichen shrub
Vermilacinia zebrina
shrub
 
 

For more information on lichens see MBNEP /California State Park's "Common Lichens of the Estero Bay Area".
(Lots of hi-res photos = big: 31.3 MB)

 
 
  Key

Lichen Substrates:
       oak = Coast live oak
       shrub = usually on bare branches of shrubs
       soil = on the ground
       wood = on dead wood of any kind