Observation 35065: Lepraria Ach.
When: 2010-03-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Locality: 35°37’14.76"N, 83°40’39.11"W, el. 524 m

Substrate and habitat: Growing on nearly vertical cliff faces of a shale-like rock, fracturing in plates and lamina, above a branch of the Little River.

Identification: Pale greenish to greenish white, leprose Lepraria covering large parts of exposed rocks, boulders, and extensive cliff faces of a shale-like rock. This may well be the widespread and often abundant Lepraria lobificans, for which the thallus would be K+ yellow, Pd+ orangish (Harris and Ladd, 2005, pp.143-144).

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

Common name: fluffy dust lichen

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee, USA’ to ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.396-397; Harris and Ladd, 2005, pp.143-144

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