When: 2009-02-14

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

Specimen available

Location: 35°12’38.36"N, 85°54’0.40"W, el. 587 m. Beckwith’s Point Trail.

Substrate: Growing on the ground with patches of mosses and other lichens in areas free of leaf litter at the rim of a steep canyon.

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

This cladonia resembles Cladina subtenuis but it has gaping holes at the axils and numerous squamules along its lower branches.

Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail, 21 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0026, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Common name: many-forked cladonia

Species Lists


open axil, 16x
open axil, 20x
squamules, 16x
squamules, 25x
squamules, 40x
surface of branch, 25x
squamules, 25x
squamule, 25x

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