When: 2009-01-31

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available


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.

Species Lists


branch of podetium, 32x
branch of podetium, about 25x
squamules on stalk, 25x
squamules on stalk, 32x
surface of podetium, 50x
squamule, 16x
squamule, 32x
primary thallus, 16x
throat podetium, 25x
op of podetium, 16x
top of podetium, 32x
underside of squamule, 20x
x-section thru podetium, 50x

Proposed Names

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, p.271

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