Common name: groovy beard lichen
CALS Conservation Committee Sponsorship:
Carlberg, T. and D. Toren. 2006. Sulcaria badia, sponsorship for the CALS Conservation Committee. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 13(2): 45-50.Recieved:
Notes on Sponsorship: New locations have been found during recent surveys. The Committee wishes to be cautious and not approve a species that will turn out to be simply uncommon. Thus a decision was being deferred for several years for better biogeographic understanding.
CALS works closely with the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) and the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to ensure list and rank compatibility.
Global (rank only): G2G3
Recorded sites, per state (sites listed here may not all be independent ‘occurrences’ as per NatureServe/CNDDB definitions):
USDA National Plants Database symbol: SUBA
Endemism Note: Western North America (California to Washington)
Growth Form: fruticose
Habitat (CNPS classification): Coastal Bluff Scrub; Cismontane Woodland; Lower Montane Coniferous Forest
CALS Habitat Description: Warm but moist oak woodlands and Douglas fir forests of the North Coast.