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Letharia on Abies trunks.
From the Klamath Range of northwestern California.


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Parmotrema sp. on twigs.
From Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, California.


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From Merced Falls, central Sierra Nevada foothills, California.
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Ramalina menziesii on twigs 1
From the central Coast Range of California.
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Ramalina menziesii on twigs 2
From the central Coast Range of California.
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Ramalina menziesii on twigs 3
From the central Coast Range of California.
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Ramalina menziesii on twigs 4
From the central Coast Range of California.
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Xanthoria sp. on eroded rock.
From the central coast, California.
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Dimelaena sp.? on colored rock.
From coastal Marin County, north of San Francisco, California.
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Caloplaca sp and other crusts
From Baja California, Mexico.
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Lichens on sagebrush.
From east of Boise, southern Idaho
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Semi-aquatic Rhizocarpon geographicum (group) on stream rocks.
From the alpine Sierra Nevada, California.
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From Merced Falls, central Sierra Nevada foothills, California.
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Niebla spp., Roccella sp., etc on boulder.
From Baja California, Mexico.
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Niebla spp. and lichen crusts on boulder 1
From coastal Marin County, north of San Francisco, California.
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Niebla spp. and lichen crusts on boulder 2
From Baja California, Mexico.
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Niebla spp. and lichen crusts on boulder 2
From coastal Marin County, north of San Francisco, California.
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Lichen-covered rocks.
From near Rifle, Colorado.
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Letharia columbiana on Juniper.
From Yosemite National Park, California.
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Lichens on shoreline rocks.
From coastal northern California.
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Rhizocarpon geographicum (group) on a granite boulder
From the alpine Sierra Nevada, California.

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Stereocaulon sp. on lava.
From Hawaii

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Caloplaca ignea and other lichens on small boulder
From the Sierra Nevada foothills, California.
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Vagrant Rhizoplaca spp. and Xanthoparmelia spp., plus Psora decipiens.
On gravelly soil. From southeastern Idaho.
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Vagrant Rhizoplaca spp. and Xanthoparmelia spp.
On gravelly soil. From southeastern Idaho.
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Vagrant Rhizoplaca haydenii subsp. arbuscula. and Caloplaca sp.
On gravelly soil and rock. From southeastern Idaho.
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Vagrant Rhizoplaca spp. and Xanthoparmelia spp.
On gravelly soil. From northern New Mexico.
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Xanthoria parietina
On Aspen. From Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, California.
(note: Aspens are a continental tree, and this coastal lichen would not normally be found growing on it, but these trees are in a planted garden.
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Xanthoria parietina
On California buckeye. From Berkeley, California.
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Lichens (Thelomma sp., Usnea sp., etc.) on a fencepost.
From coastal Marin County, north of San Francisco, California.
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Crustose lichens on a boulder near Carson Pass, northern Sierra Nevada, California.
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Ramalina menziesii on a mossy oak, northern California.
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Rhizocarpon geographicum (gr.) and other crustose lichens on granitic rock in the Sierra Nevada, California.
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Letharia columbiana 5 on juniper
From Yosemite Creek, above Highway 120, Sierra Nevada
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Letharia columbiana 6 on juniper
From Yosemite Creek, above Highway 120, Sierra Nevada
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Letharia columbiana 7 on juniper
From Yosemite Creek, above Highway 120, Sierra Nevada
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Letharia columbiana 8 on juniper
From Yosemite Creek, above Highway 120, Sierra Nevada


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