Notes: Location: 35°12’38.36"N, 85°54’0.40"W, el. 587 m. Beckwith’s Point Trail.
Substrate: Growing on the rough bark of a large oak tree, probably Quercus prinus, mostly near its base but some thalli reaching 2 m above the ground. There are many thalli on this single tree. Some of them were included in MO Observation 17552.
Habitat: Oak-dominated eastern deciduous hardwood forest at the edge of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.
Esslinger, Theodore L., 2007, A synopsis of the North American species of Anaptychia (Physciaceae). The Bryologist 110(4), pp. 788–797.
Sharnoff Anaptychia palmulata gallery
CNALH images and range map, and a larger, interactive locality map.
Common name: shaggy-fringe lichen