When: 2009-02-05

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

35°12’36.32"N, 85°55’53.79"W, el. 574 m. Lake Cheston.
35°12’45.15"N, 85°53’47.26"W, el. 586 m. Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail.
35°12’15.59"N, 85°55’13.48"W, el. 589 m. Central Campus.

Substrate and habitat: One of the most common green shield lichens on tree trunks in the deciduous woods and urban areas of Sewanee. Often found on fallen twigs, branches, and fragments of bark left lying on the ground after winds and rain.

Lake Cheston, 05 feb 2009: 35659
Lake Cheston, 09 aug 2008: 37336-37338
Sewanee-St. Andrew’s Trail, 22 feb 2009: 37339, 37343-37348, 37354
Central campus, 01 feb 2009: 37349-37352
Lake Cheston, 06 feb 2009: 37353

Sharnoff’s Flavoparmelia caperata gallery
CNALH images, description, and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Common name: common greenshield

Species Lists


Lake Cheston, 05 feb 2009
on red maple, Acer rubrum, Lake Cheston, 09 aug 2008
on red maple, Acer rubrum, Lake Cheston, 09 aug 2008
on red maple, Acer rubrum, Lake Cheston, 09 aug 2008
lobes, 20x
soredia, 20x
soredia, 40x
soredia, 25x
soredia, 40x
soredia, 80x
soredia, 110x
soredia, 7.1x
soredia, 16x
soredia, 32x
soredia, 80x
rhizines, 16x
underside of thallus, 115x

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