When: 2010-03-13

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

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

Specimen available

Location: 35°12’38.36"N 85°54’0.40"W el. 587 m, Beckwith’s Point Trail.

Substrate and habitat: Numerous rosettes growing on the bole of a forest tree from 1 to 3 m above the ground, in oak-hickory woodland on the western rim of the Cumberland Plateau.

Identification: Phaeophyscia with bright reddish-orange medulla; marginal, capitate soralia with masses of coarse, greenish or dark soredia; and crowded black rhizines with white tips visible around the lobe margins. The thallus is deep green when wet, and grayish or brownish gray when dry.

Sharnoff’s Phaeophyscia rubropulchra gallery
CNALH images and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Voucher specimen:
United States, Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail. 13 Mar 2010. Chris Parrish 0078, det. James C. Lendemer (NY).

Common name: orange-cored shadow lichen.

Species Lists


bright orange exposed medulla, 50x
soredia, 32x
black rhizines with white tips, 50x

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