Observation 35066: Porpidia albocaerulescens (Wulfen) Hertel & Knoph

Locality: 35°37’14.76"N, 83°40’39.11"W, el. 524 m

Substrate and habitat: Growing on stream-worn boulders a few meters from a clear-water tributary of the Little River.

Identification: Pale greenish, pinkish, and tan, saxicolous crustose lichen with abundant blue-gray, pruinose apothecial disks with black borders.

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Common name: smoky-eye boulder-lichen

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee, USA’ to ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA

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habitat: stream-worn boulders beside this clear-water tributary of the Little River

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.582-586; Harris and Ladd, 2005, p.197

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