Substrate and Habitat. Foliicolous on evergreen leaves of palms, palmettos and hardwoods.
Distribution. Southeast Asia, Neotropics north into eastern North America; in North Carolina found in Blue Ridge ecoregion; to be expected throughout the state based on phorophyte distributions.
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Stirton, J. (1878) Lichens growing on living leaves from the Amazon. Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow11: 99-111 (original description as Platygrapha quadrangula).