Observation 33666: Ochrolechia africana

When: 2010-02-07

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

Specimen available

Locality: 35°12’47.92"N, 85°55’20.20"W, el. 586 m. Woodlands.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on a branch of scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea, brought to the ground by recent rain storms, in a park-like residential area bordering oak-dominated eastern deciduous woodland at the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

cortex: C-, K-, KC-
medulla and epihymenium: C+ rose red (fading quickly)
medulla: K-, KC+ pinkish orange (fading quickly)
thallus under UV: pale bluish violet, epihymenia appear light-colored (very pale greenish under 10x lens)

Sharnoff’s Ochrolechia africana gallery
CNALH images and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Voucher specimen:
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Woodlands. 07 Feb 2010. Chris Parrish 0043, det. James C. Lendemer (NY)

Common name: frosty saucer lichen

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