Collection location: Parque Nacional Queulat, Aisén, Chile [Click for map]
Growing among lush bryophytes on steep slope above waterfall in Valdivian rainforest along Carretera Austral heading south up to Queulat Pass.
Identifying characteristics: gray-brown, caulescent (i.e. tree-like with a single point of attachment raising the thallus above surrounding mosses), apotheciate, not sorediate or isidiate.
Sticta caulescens is the only caulescent species in the area with apothecia instead of isidia.
Two herbarium specimens available:
20090102.18 — Chiloe
20090107.10 — Queulat
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