Collection location: Sewanee, Franklin Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]
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.
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)
Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Shake Rag Hollow, 30 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0032, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)
Commmon name: fringed moon lichen
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