Observation 34852: Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (Degel.) Essl.
When: 2010-03-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Location: 35°12’38.36"N 85°54’0.40"W el. 587 m, Beckwith’s Point Trail.

Substrate and habitat: Numerous rosettes growing on the bole of a forest tree from 1 to 3 m above the ground, in oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

Identification: Phaeophyscia with bright reddish-orange medulla; marginal, capitate soralia with masses of coarse, greenish or dark soredia; and crowded black rhizines with white tips visible around the lobe margins. The thallus is deep green when wet, and grayish or brownish gray when dry.

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

Voucher specimen:
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail. 13 Mar 2010. Chris Parrish 0078, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).

Common name: orange-cored shadow lichen.

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