Observation 17550: Sticta beauvoisii Delise
When: 2009-01-31
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Location: 35°13’49.26"N 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m. Dotson Point Trail.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on tree trunks in oak-dominated eastern deciduous hardwood forest at the edge of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Photos:
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31: 35446, 35451-35452
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-02-06: 35812-35821

Note the prominent white cyphellae on the undersurfaces.

Additional notes, 09 feb 2009: The first four photos were taken on 31 jan 2009. The rest were taken on 06 feb 2009, and come from a specimen taken from the same tree trunk as the original photos.

Brodo, pp.670-671, reports that Sticta normally does not have any lichen substances, but that populations of Sticta beauvoisii in the southern Appalachians may present a different chemistry.

Spot tests (see the last photo): C- (above), K+ amber yellow (below)

References:
Sharnoff’s Sticta beauvoisii gallery
CNALH images and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Shake Rag Hollow, 30 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0032, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Commmon name: fringed moon lichen

Species Lists

Images

35446
35451
35452
35453
35812
cyphellae, 16x
35813
cyphellae, 20x
35814
isidia, 12.5x
35815
isidia, 12.5x
35816
isidia, 32x
35817
isidia, 32x
35818
isidia, 40x
35819
isidia, 50x
35820
isidia, 80x
35821
spot tests: C- (above), K+ amber yellow (below), 16x

Proposed Names

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, pp.670-672.

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Sticta in the Smokies
By: Gary Perlmutter (gbperlmutter)
2009-03-05 19:57:45 CST (-0600)

I suggest keying it using this article: http://www.lutzonilab.net/data/mcdonald_et_al.pdf

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