Collection location: Sewanee, Franklin Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]
Location: 35°13’49.26"N, 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m. Dotson Point Trail.
Substrate: Growing on a damp embankment on sandy, nearly mineral soil at the bases and on the edges of emergent, exposed sandstone slabs.
Habitat: Near a small stream in rich, oak-dominated, eastern deciduous forest at the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.
Spot tests: C-, K-.
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31: 36027-36028
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-02-11: 36029-36041
The dramatic and abundant squamules on this Cladonia, and the occasionally open-throated podetia, are very distinctive. In Brodo, it readily keys out to C. squamosa, but bears little resemblance to his picture of that species.
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