Umbilicaria esculenta is a lichen of the brand Umbilicaria that grows on rocks. It can be begin in East Asia including in China, Japan, and Korea. It is comestible if appropriately able and has been acclimated as a aliment antecedent and medicine. It is alleged iwatake in Japanese and seogi in Korean. The breed name is based on the beforehand basionym Gyrophora esculenta.