Observation 89687: Flavoparmelia baltimorensis (Gyelnik & Fóriss) Hale

When: 2011-04-16

Collection location: White Oak Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

35.6521° -83.0707°

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

This specimen is huge. But I still haven’t been able to confirm whether it is really F. baltimorensis (because it’s growing on rock) or F. caperata (pustulose soralia instead of dactyls). It is unusual for this area, that much is clear. I took a tiny piece of it for posterity this time.

[See the last photo to see some dactyls, thus justifying F. baltimorensis. Only problem is the vast majority of the thallus has no soralia or dactyls. So is this tiny bit on the edge part of another specimen? Or is this the only tiny part of the thallus with dactyls?]

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