Species: P. homoeophylla
Binomial name: Pseudocyphellaria homoeophylla
Common name: Specklebelly lichen. Wool-dyers lichen.
Pseudocyphellaria homoeophylla is common bright green polymorphic and wide-ranging lichen species, which is endemic to New Zealand forests. It is commonly found under beech trees often dominating large areas of the ground as well as the lower trunks of trees.
This foliose or leafy lichen has flattened, leaf-like lobes with distinct upper and lower surfaces. An extract of P. homoeophylla has proven to have high antimicrobial, cytotoxic and antiviral activities.