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Flavoparmelia caperata (flavoparmelia lichen)

Synonyms: Lichen caperatus; Parmelia caperata; Pseudoparmelia caperata

Wikipedia Abstract

Flavoparmelia caperata or common greenshield lichen (from Lichens of North America) is a medium to large foliose lichen that has a very distinctive pale yellow green upper cortex when dry. The rounded lobes, measuring 3–8 mm (0.1–0.3 in) wide, usually have patches of granular soredia arising from pustules. The lobes of the thallus may be smooth, but quite often have a wrinkled appearance especially in older specimens. The lower surface is black except for a brown margin; rhizomes attached to the lower surface are black and unbranched.
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Structure [1]  Lichen

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Borrowdale Woodland Complex 1650 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Briddlesford Copses 413 England, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Ebernoe Common 581 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Exmoor and Quantock Oakwoods 4683 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Glen Creran Woods 1739 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Etive Woods 6522 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Lomond Woods 3594 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mull of Galloway 337 Scotland, United Kingdom
Näverkärr 580 Sweden  
Pembrokeshire Bat Sites and Bosherston Lakes/ Safleoedd Ystlum Sir Benfro a Llynnoedd Bosherston 303 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Phoenix United Mine and Crow`s Nest 120 England, United Kingdom  
Rhinog 7770 Wales, United Kingdom
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden 201 England, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tarbert Woods 3944 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The Mens 502 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Vallda Sandö 828 Sweden  
Wye Valley Woodlands/ Coetiroedd Dyffryn Gwy 2264 England/Wales, United Kingdom



Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)[2]
Hypogastrura nivicola (snow flea)[2]


Mutual (symbiont) 
Abrothallus microspermus[3]
Vouauxiomyces truncatus[3]
Shelter for 
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[2]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[2]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[2]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[2]
Micrathena gracilis (Spined micrathena)[2]
Narceus americanus (North american millipede)[2]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[2]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[2]
Hypogastrura nivicola (snow flea)[2]


Eurasia – Europe; Eurasia – Asia-Temperate; Eurasia – Asia-Tropical; Africa (incl Madagascar); Americas – North America (incl Mexico); Americas – South and Central America; Oceania – Australasia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Chippewa Nature Center
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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