E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Candelaria concolor (Dickson) B. Stein
Elfin candleflame
N.A.

Introduction to the Lichens

© Rosemary Taylor  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #43729)

E-Flora BC Static Map
Distribution of Candelaria concolor
Details about map content are available here
Click on the map dots to view record details.

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria map

Species Information

Click on the image below to view an expanded illustration for this species.



Illustration By: Trevor Goward

General:
Minute stratified foliose or fruticose lichens, corticate above and below, sorediate or not, lobes loosely appressed to semi-erect, elongate, finely divided, averaging to 0.2 mm wide. Upper surface greenish yellow, K-. Lower surface pale, bearing scattered, short, simple rhizines. Medulla white. Photobiont green.Apothecia unknown in B.C. material.

Notes: Candelaria is a cosmopolitan genus consisting of seven species worldwide. Of these, two species occur in North America and only one in B.C.

Source: Lichens of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Habitat: Infrequent over base-rich bark, rare over rock, in open to sheltered sites at lower elevations throughout, except probably absent from boreal regions
World Distribution: circumpolar, N to BC, S to NM.

Source: Lichens of British Columbia

Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Links

Additional Range and Status Information Links

Additional Photo Sources

Related Databases

General References