Vulpicida pinastri (Scop.) J.-E. Mattsson & M.J. Lai
Cetraria pinastri (Scop.) A. Gray
Tuckermannopsis pinastri (Scop.) Hale
Powdered sunshine lichen
Powered sunshine lichen is named for its yellow powder-like surface.
Identification: This is a foliose (leaflike) lichen, and while some lichens tend to lay flat against their substrates, this one is more wrinkled and loosely attached. The whole surface may be yellow, or just the edges. Fruiting bodies (apothecia) are uncommon.
Vulpicida pinastri on Stephen Sharnoff Photography
Vulpicida pinastri at Alan Silverside's Lichen Pages on LastDragon.org
Vulpicida pinastri on the Stridvall Family Domain
Vulpicida pinastri description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.