Observation 45068: Thamnolia subuliformis (Ehrh.) Culb.

When: 2009-08-12

Collection location: Mont Jaques-Cartier, Parc de la Gaspésie, Quebec, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Locality: 48°59’42.65"N, 65°56’33.63"W, el. 1225 m

Substrate: Growing over the ground and through the tundra in the summit area of Mont Jaques-Cartier.

Identification: There are two virtually identical species of Thamnolia in North America, differing principally in their chemistry. Thamnolia subuliformis is the only species of Thamnolia recorded from the summit of Mont-Albert, immediately to the west of this site, where it is the eighth most common lichen, following species of Cetraria, Cladonia, and Ochrolechia (Sirois, Lutzoni, and Grandtner, 1987, p.853).

Photos: Stridvalls’ Thamnolia gallery

Common name: white worm lichen

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Used references: Sirois, Lutzoni, and Grandtner, 1987, pp.853, 860

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