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Waxy Firedot Lichen - Caloplaca cerina
Other Names:  Caloplaca stillicidiorum [synonym by some authors]

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Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNR

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Diagnostic Characteristics
Caloplaca stillicidiorum (Vahl) Lynge is considered to be a synonym of Caloplaca cerina by some authors (Hansen et al. 1987 and Wetmore 2007), but is shown to be distinct by another author (Soun et al. 2011) [Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, Volume 2 (2017) by Bruce McCune].

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Waxy Firedot Lichen — Caloplaca cerina.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from