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Parmeliopsis ambigua

Parmeliopsis ambigua (Wulfen) Nyl.

Foraminella ambigua (Wulfen) S.L.F. Mey.

Green Starburst Lichen, Ambiguous Bran Lichen

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
SuborderLecanorineaeLichens
FamilyParmeliaceaeIncludes many common lichens such as Xanthoparamelia, Usnea, Parmotrema, and Hypotrachyna
GenusParmeliopsis
SpeciesambiguaDoubtful, of uncertain identity

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Parmeliopsis ambigua description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Parmeliopsis ambigua (Green Starburst Lichen, Ambiguous Bran Lichen)

4/10/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Parmeliopsis ambigua (Green Starburst Lichen, Ambiguous Bran Lichen)

Green starburst lichen on the left; gray (Parmeliopsis hyperopta) on right. · 4/7/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain