Observation 18673: Tuckermannopsis ciliaris (Ach.) Gyelnik
When: 2009-02-19
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Location: 35°12’48.33"N , 85°54’14.26"W, el. 524 m. Piney Point.

Substrate: Growing on a few slender twigs of bushes overhanging the bare sandstone rim of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau. The lichens were 2-3 m above the ground, positioned to benefit from fog and clouds scraping past the rim of the canyon.

Habitat: Pine dominates the rim of the canyon, and oak and other deciduous hardwoods cover the plateau behind it and the canyon below.

Identification: Specimens of this lichen from the nearby Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail were determined by Gary Perlmutter at the UNC Herbarium to represent Tuckermannopsis ciliaris (medulla C+ pink).

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

Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail, 17 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0016, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Common name: variable wrinkle-lichen

Species Lists

Images

37060
37070
apothecia, 12.5x
37071
apothecium, 16x
37077
apothecium, 25x
37078
apothecial margin, about 32x
37079
thallus surface, 25x
37080
thallus surface, 80x
37081
thallus surface, 50x
37082
marginal pycnidia, 80x
37083
marginal pycnidia, 100x
37084
marginal pycnidia, 40x
37085
marginal pycnidia, 100x
37086
rhizine, 32x
37087
rhizines, 20x
37088
underside of thallus, 20x
37089
underside of thallus, 63x
37090
underside of thallus, 115x
37091

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, pp.694-695
85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Based on chemical features: medulla C+ pink

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
nice apothecia.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-27 05:10:21 CET (+0100)

Created: 2009-02-20 22:26:28 CET (+0100)
Last modified: 2009-02-20 22:26:28 CET (+0100)
Viewed: 213 times, last viewed: 2016-11-02 00:06:59 CET (+0100)