Notes: Location: 35°12’38.36"N 85°54’0.40"W el. 587 m, Beckwith’s Point Trail.
Substrate and habitat: Growing on the branches of a sprawling mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia, near the rim of a widening canyon, in oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.
medulla: C-, K-, KC-, Pd-.
Identification: Spreading corticolous lichen with broad lobes with reticulate ridges and white maculae, imbedded marginal pycnidia, and largely white lower surface. Similar species include members of the Tuckermannopsis ciliaris group (T. americana, ciliaris, and orbata), which have projecting, barrel-like, marginal pycnidia and (often) cilia, and lack the strongly ridged, maculate upper cortex.
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail. 12 Mar 2010. Chris Parrish 0076, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).
Common name: crumpled rag lichen.
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