When: 2009-03-15

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 tree trunk, about 2 m above the ground.

Habitat: Oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

Species Lists


edit of photo 39284

Proposed Names

-5% (2)
Recognized by sight
70% (1)
Recognized by sight: Thallus greenish, granular, corticolous; apothecia pitch black, somewhat constricted at the base.
Used references: Nice photo and description in Brodo et al. (2001).

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A great lichen to dissect!
By: Brendan Hodkinson (brendanhod)
2009-03-24 17:08:25 CDT (-0400)

This lichen is quite amazing when dissected: the black apothecia are actually very green on top when sectioned, and it has long, multi-celled, needle-like spores (Bacidia spores always have these cool multi-celled fusiform or needle-like shapes).