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Candelariella aurella

Distribution: Washington; From Alaska south to Arizona and New Mexico, east to Maine in northern states; British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut;

Habitat: Exposed areas.

Substrate: Calcareous rock, or dust-impregnated bark where soil is lime-rich.

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Thallus almost entirely within substrate material, scattered dark yellow granules. Apothecia abundant, 0.3-1.2 mm.

Accepted Name:
Candelariella aurella (Hoffm.) Zahlbr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Candelariella aurella in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Candelariella aurella photos.

USDA Plants: Candelariella aurella information.

3 photographs:
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