Observation 19852: Caloplaca flavovirescens (Wulfen) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.

When: 2009-03-30

Collection location: Sewanee, Franklin Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Notes:
Location: 35°12’59.44"N, 85°54’30.99"W, el. 444 m, Shake Rag Hollow.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on vertical sides of large sandstone boulders on tallus slopes, in Liriodendron-Quercus cove forest below the rim of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Characterization: crustose lichen with
(1) sulphur yellow, irregularly areolate crust
(2) abundant globular to button-like orange apothecia
(3) apothecia either with no evident rims or sometimes with a suggestion of a pale yellow rim
(4) crust turning pale greenish when wet
(5) sandstone substrate

Reference: Stridvalls’ Caloplaca gallery

Common name: sulphur firedot lichen

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Used references: Reference: Brodo, Sharnoff, Sharnoff, p.201

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