Observation 19467: Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (Degel.) Essl.
When: 2009-03-15
Herbarium specimen reported

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

Substrate: Growing in many small patches on the trunk of a large tree, mostly within 1.5 m of the ground.

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

Characterization: corticolous, squamulous lichen with
(1) bright orange medulla
(2) lower cortex black in the center of thallus, white under marginal lobes
(3) long black rhizines with white tips
(4) soredia at and underneath lobe tips

Chemistry:
cortex C-, K-, KC-
medulla C+ dissolves the orange medulla color, K+ black immediately

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

Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Dotson Point Trail, 15 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0007, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Common name: orange-cored shadow lichen

Species Lists

Images

39294
Dotson Point Trail, 2009_03_15
39297
Dotson Point Trail, 2009_03_15
39298
Dotson Point Trail, 2009_03_15
42389
lobes and soredia, 10x
42390
lobes and soredia, 16x
42391
surface texture, 50x
42392
pycnidium, 50x
42393
soredia at and under lobe tips, 63x
42394
soredia erupting from thallus, 63x
42395
3D mounds of soredia, 80x
42396
orange medulla, 50x
42397
bright orange medulla, 100x
42398
bright orange medulla, black lower cortex, long black rhizines, 80x
42399
rhizines, black with white tips, 80x
42400
unbranched black rhizines with white tips, 80x
42401
undersurface, 63x

Proposed Names

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, Sharnoff, pp.543-544

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