Observation 21041: Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Flörke
When: 2009-05-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Characterization: a Stereocaulon with
(1) abundant terminal and lateral apothecia
(2) phyllocladia not like long, bony fingers
(3) not sorediate

Dey (1978) lists four species of Stereocaulon from the higher elevations of the southern Appalachian mountains:
(1) S. dactylophyllum, with abundant terminal and lateral apothecia
(2) S. tennesseense, with phyllocladia “like long, bony fingers”
(3) S. pileatum, which is sorediate
(4) S. ramulosus, which is very rare and known only from Roan Mountain, TN.

Common name: finger-scale foam lichen

Jonathan P. Dey, Fruticose and Foliose Lichens of the High-Mountain Areas of the Southern Appalachians, The Bryologist, Vol. 81, No. 1 (Spring, 1978), pp. 1-93.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:47 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee’ to ‘Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA

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Used references: Dey (1978), and Hinds and Hinds, “The Macrolichens of New England,” 2007, pp. 450-465.

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