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

Cavernularia hultenii Degel.
Powdered honeycomb

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Species Information

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Small stratified foliose lichens, corticate above and below, sorediate or not, lobes closely appressed, elongate, averaging to 1 mm wide, thin. Upper surface whitish. Lower surface black, shiny, lacking rhizines, dimpled with numerous minute pits. Medulla white. Photobiont green. Apothecia located over upper surface, disc brownish; spores simple, globose, colourless, 8 per ascus. Over conifer branches and lignum.

Notes: The genus Cavernularia contains only two species, both of which occur in B.C.
Species description:
Thallus sorediate; apothecia rare

Source: Lichens of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Habitat: Frequent over conifers at lower elevations in open coast forests, also rare in ICH zone
World Distribution: western N Am–eastern N Am–western Eurasia, N to AK, S to CA.

Source: Lichens of British Columbia

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