Parmelia sulcata

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Net-marked Parmelia
Parmelia sulcata - Lindsey.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Parmelia
Species: P. sulcata
Binomial name
Parmelia sulcata
Taylor, 1836 [1]

Net-marked parmelia (Parmelia sulcata), or Shield lichen, is a foliose lichen in the family Parmeliaceae. It is very tolerant of pollution and has a cosmopolitan distribution, making it one of the most common lichens. It harbours a unicellular Trebouxia green algal symbiont.



  1. ^ "EOL Parmelia sulcata". Retrieved 2009-05-23.