Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bungartz, F., (eds.) 2002. Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region. Vol 1.
Thallus: without ascomata, internodes 1-5 mm, with abundant lateral branchlets. Substrate and ecology: abundant on shaded, north-exposed rocks, also often on bark in shaded situations World and Sonoran distribution: somewhat more restricted than that of D. leucophaea f. leucophaea, occurring from Monterey Co., California to Baja California; more common than Dendrographa leucophaea f. leucophaea in the northern part of the range.