Caloplaca flavovirescens (Wulfen) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.
Kingdom Fungi Mushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
Division Ascomycota Sac fungi
Subdivision Pezizomycotina Sac fungi with filaments
Class Lecanoromycetes “Lichenized” fungi
Order Lecanorales Mostly lichen-forming fungi
Suborder Teloschistineae Includes Caloplaca, Fulgensia, Teloschistes, Xanthoria, others
Family Teloschistaceae Includes Caloplaca, Teleschistes, Xanthoria
Genus Caloplaca Colorful rock-growing lichens
About plant names...
Sulphur firedot is common in much of North America.
Identification: This lichen prefers calcium-rich rocks,
as well as unpainted concrete, which is rich in calcium. It is yellow or yellow-orange in color, and its
(fruiting structures) are dark orange, with yellow borders. apothecia Online References:
The Stridvall Family Domain
Stephen Sharnoff Photography
Discover Life References:
Walewski, Joe, , p. 58 Lichens of the North Woods, Kollath+Stensaas Publishing, 2007 Older scientific or horticultural names
Caloplaca flavovirescens description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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Xanthoria elegans; yellow: Caloplaca flavovirescens. · 12/3/2005 · Maine ID is uncertain