Observation 21149: Hypogymnia krogiae Ohlsson

Locality: about 5 km N Clingman’s Dome, and just a few meters E of the TN-NC border

Habitat: spruce-fir forest on a wet montane ridge

Identification: This Hypogymnia does not present the apothecia of H. krogiae nor the soredia of H. physodes, but it does seem to have the same sort of laminal pycnidia that are seen in Mushroom Observer Observation 21148, and that would indicate that it is H. krogiae (Hinds and Hinds, 2007, p.270).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:20 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Spruce-Fir Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains NP, North Carolina, USA’ to ‘Spruce-Fir Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA

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Used references: Dey (1978), pp.42-43; Hinds and Hinds (2007), pp.269-276

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Excellent addition to the list!
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2009-05-22 00:06:15 CDT (-0500)

Thank you, pg_harvey.

Lichen for your Smoky Mountain list
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-05-21 11:16:41 CDT (-0500)

Here is a lichen for your species list that I found in the Great Smoky Mountains / Blue Ridge last year:


I agree with you
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-05-20 00:08:44 CDT (-0500)

H. krogiae has a rather distinctive branching pattern that I’ve never seen before (at least in Hypogymnia), and this observation definitely has the same pattern. (Gorgeous specimen in observation 21148, by the way!)

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