When: 2009-01-31

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

Specimen available

35°13’49.26"N, 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m. Dotson Point Trail.
35°12’38.36"N, 85°54’0.40"W, el. 587 m. Beckwith’s Point Trail.

Substrate: Growing on tree trunks near a small stream (numerous specimens), and even on mineral soil within a few mm of a tree trunk with other specimens (one instance) (Dotson Point Trail); and growing on bark near the base of a large oak, probably Quercus prinus (Beckwith’s Point Trail).

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

Spot tests: C-, K-

Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31: 35454-35455
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-02-06: 36140-36149
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15: 39353, 42446-42451
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2008-12-12: 38677
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2009-03-08: 38708-38709, 38731-38740

Voucher specimens:
Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail, 08 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0001, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)
Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Dotson Point Trail, 15 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0010, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Esslinger, Theodore L., A synopsis of the North American species of
Anaptychia (Physciaceae). The Bryologist 110(4), pp. 788–797. 2007.

Sharnoff Anaptychia palmulata gallery

CNALH images and range map. Click the small map for a larger interactive locality map.

Common name: shaggy-fringe lichen

Species Lists


Dotson Point Trail, 2009-03-15
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31
apothecium, 40x
apothecium, 80x
lobes, 20x
lobes, 32x
lobes, 63x
lobes, 100x
thallus, 7.1x
spot tests: C- (left), K- (right), 16x
underside, 25x
rhizine, 63x
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2008-12-12, on the trunk of a large oak tree
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2009-03-08, on the trunk of a large oak tree (same specimen as photo 38677)
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2009-03-08, on the trunk of the same large oak tree
apothecia, 16x
apothecia, 16x
apothecia, 25x
apothecial margin, 80x
lobes, 20x
lobes, 32x
pseudocyphellae, 32x
thallus, 40x
cortex-free undersurface, 63x
long rhizine, 63x
thallus, lobes, lobules, 7.1x
apothecium, lobules, 12.5x
apothecium, lobules, 25x
pruina, 40x
undersurface of lobes, 25x
texture of undersurface, 80x

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