Notes: Locality: 35°12’47.92"N, 85°55’20.20"W, el. 586 m. Woodlands.
Substrate and habitat: Growing on a branch of scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea, brought to the ground by recent rain storms, in a park-like residential area bordering oak-dominated eastern deciduous woodland at the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.
Identification: “The combination of the small, blue-gray, marginless ascomata on a powdery yellowish crust makes this lichen easy to identify,” (Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, p.164).
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Woodlands. 07 Feb 2010. Chris Parrish 0050, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).
Common name: frosted powder lichen.
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This specimen is especially yellow! I wonder if the Trentepohlia algal symbiont is just really abundant and is growing out this thallus. Trentepohlia tends to be orangy in color when it grows apart from lichen-forming fungi.
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