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

Candelaria concolor (Dickson) B. Stein
Elfin candleflame

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Distribution of Candelaria concolor
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Species Information

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Illustration By: Trevor Goward

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

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