Observation 19462: Canoparmelia caroliniana (Nyl.) Elix & Hale
When: 2009-03-15
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Locations:
35°13’49.26"N, 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m, Dotson Point Trail.
35°12’45.15"N, 85°53’47.26"W, el. 586 m, Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail.

Substrate: Growing as nearly perfectly elliptical medallions along the branches of Kalmia latifolia

Habitat: Oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

Photos:
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15: 39281-39283
Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail, 2009-03-17: 39420-39432

Chemistry:
cortex C+ yellow, K+ yellow, KC-
medulla C-, K-, KC-

Characterization: green shield lichen with
(1) thallus outline often nearly perfectly oval, lying along a branch of Kalmia latifolia
(2) outer lobes with white maculae and reticulate pattern of sinew-like ridges
(3) center of thallus with crowded folds and dense patches of coraloid isidia
(4) entire undersurface light creamy tan
(5) rhizines sparse, very short, translucent

References:
Sharnoff’s Canoparmelia caroliniana gallery
CNALH images, description, 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 0017, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Common name: Carolina shield lichen

Species Lists

Images

39281
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15
39282
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15
39283
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15
39420
maculae, 20x
39421
maculae, 50x
39422
dorsal wrinkles, 32x
39423
dorsal folds and isidia, 10x
39424
dorsal folds and isidia 10x
39425
isidia, 16x
39426
isidia, 25x
39427
isidia, 32x
39428
coraloid isidia, 40x
39429
isidia, 50x
39430
isidia, 63x
39431
undersurface, 50x
39432
undersurface, 16x

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, Sharnoff, pp.211-212

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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this does look like amabilis
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-11 20:27:14 PDT (-0700)

I have to agree with you, cool! What a pleasant surprise to find you have a rare endemic in your back yard! And to have a collection of it lying around to boot. :)

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