Observation 21225: Cetrelia Culb. & C. Culb.

Locality: about 5 km N Clingman’s Dome, and just a few meters E of the TN-NC border

Habitat: spruce-fir forest on a wet montane ridge

There are three species of Cetrelia at higher elevations in the Southern Appalachians:
C. olivetorum, with small pseudocyphellae; medulla C+ red, UV-
C. chicitae, with somewhat larger pseudocyphellae; medulla C-, KC+ pink to red, UV+ blue-white
C. cetrarioides, with small pseudocyphellae; medulla C-, KC-, UV-

Obermayer and Mayrhofer, 2007, Hunting for Cetrelia chicitae (lichenized ascomycetes) in the Eastern European Alps (including an attempt for a morphological characterization of all taxa of the genus Cetrelia in Central Europe). Phyton (Horn) 47: 231–290. Fine photographs and chemical analyses of Cetrelia cetrarioides, chicitae, monachorum, and olivetorum. All four species occur in North America.

Common name: sea storm lichen

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:20 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Spruce-Fir Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains NP, North Carolina, USA’ to ‘Spruce-Fir Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA

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Used references: Dey (1978); Brodo et al. (2001); Hinds and Hinds (2007)

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