Observation 35249: Anaptychia palmulata (Michaux) Vainio

When: 2010-04-04

Collection location: Sewanee, Franklin Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

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

Substrate: Growing on the rough bark of a large oak tree, probably Quercus prinus, mostly near its base but with some thalli reaching 2 m above the ground. There are many thalli on this single tree. Some of them were included in MO Observation 35237 and MO Observation 17552.

Habitat: Oak-dominated eastern deciduous hardwood forest at the edge of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

The dry thallus quickly reacts to moisture by swelling up and turning bright green.

Esslinger, Theodore L., 2007, A synopsis of the North American species of Anaptychia (Physciaceae). The Bryologist 110(4), pp. 788–797.
Sharnoff Anaptychia palmulata gallery
CNALH images and range map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Common name: shaggy-fringe lichen

Species Lists


dry … bright, sunny day
dry … bright, sunny day
dry … bright, sunny day
dry … and then …
… wet (1 minute later)
dry … and then …
… wet (1 minute later)

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.160-161; Hinds and Hinds, 2005, p.121-123

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