Observation 35174: Lichen P. Micheli

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

Substrate and habitat: Found growing on an old retaining wall among the long-abandoned Elkmont summer homes, near a broad stream through tall deciduous forest. The patch on the left is 14mm across.

Identification: This may be Placynthium nigrum, or Ephebe americana, or perhaps it’s not even a lichen. In any event, it’s good to know that tar-like lifeforms are alive and well near Tremont.

Sharnoff’s Placynthium nigrum gallery

Common name: At this point, it is a nameless but happy, tar-like life form.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:55 +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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Created: 2010-03-30 17:06:46 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2010-08-13 22:43:29 CDT (-0500)
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