SYNONYMS: Collemodes bachmanianum
HABIT: A small, gelatinous, foliose lichen. Olive-black
color. Swollen lobes.
SIMILAR SPECIES: C. tenax, C. coccophorum. This genus
is very difficult and species should be determined by an expert.
TOTAL RANGE: Generally the eastern U.S.
STATE RANGE: Clark (1892) and Highland (1994) counties.
STATE STATUS: 1996-1997: Added, 1998 to present: Endangered.
HABITAT: Limestone based soil in exposed areas, ie. not deep
shade. The recent collection from Highland County was from moist, friable
HAZARDS: Habitat destruction, increased shade due to
RECOVERY POTENTIAL: Unknown.
INVENTORY GUIDELINES: Collect material with apothecia, store
in paper herbarium packet.
COMMENTS: One small extant population known at Miller Nature
Sanctuary. This small species is easily overlooked and may be present at other
locations in southwestern Ohio.
Hale, M.E. 1979. How to know the lichens. Wm. C. Brown
Company Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa. 246 pp.
Taylor, C.J. 1967. The lichens of Ohio. Part 1. Foliose
lichens. Ohio Biological Survey Biological Notes No. 3.
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Created: 3/95 Ray Showman
Database Code: SPQB.L12