Observation 34115: Cladonia subtenuis (Abbayes) Mattick

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.

podetia tips: C-, K-, KC-, Pd+ red.

Identification: Richly and finely branched, pale yellowish-green Cladonia with largely dichotomous branching and without gaping holes at the branching nodes; podetial tips Pd+ red-orange.

Sharnoff’s Cladonia subtenuis gallery
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Voucher specimen:
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Sewanee-St.Andrew’s Trail. 20 Feb 2010. Chris Parrish 0058, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).

Common name: Dixie reindeer lichen

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Used references: Showman and Flenniken, “The Macrolichens of Ohio,”, 2004, pp.40-42; Hinds and Hinds, 2007, pp.154-155, 211-212. Voucher specimen identified by James C. Lendemer (NY).
Based on chemical features: podetial tips Pd+ red

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