When: 2010-02-20

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

Specimen available

Location: 35°12’45.15"N 85°53’47.26"W el. 586 m, Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on sloping, sandy soil near emergent sandstone rocks along the rim of a widening canyon, in oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

tips of podetia: C-, K+ pale yellow, KC-, Pd+ red-orange.

Identification: Richly branched Cladonia with ivory white branches and graceful nodding podetial tips; tips of podetia K+ pale yellow, Pd+ red-orange

Sharnoff’s Cladonia rangiferina gallery
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Voucher specimen:
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail. 20 Feb 2010. Chris Parrish 0057, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).

Common name: gray reindeer lichen

Species Lists


branch tips, 25x
gaping axil, 16x

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Used references: Showman and Flenniken, “The Macrolichens of Ohio,”, 2004, pp.40-42; Hinds and Hinds, 2007, pp.154-155, 202. Voucher specimen identified by James C. Lendemer (NY).
Based on chemical features: tips of podetia K+ pale yellow, Pd+ red-orange

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