Dusky Jelly Lichen
SYNONYMS: C. furvum, C. tuniforme
HABIT: A small-medium sized (1-4 cm broad), gelatinous,
foliose lichen. Olive-black thallus with isidia.
SIMILAR SPECIES: C. subflaccidum, a similar isidiate
species is usually larger and found on bark.
TOTAL RANGE: Northeastern U.S., Rocky Mountains, west coast;
listed as widespread and commonly collected.
STATE RANGE: Recently found (1994) in Adams County.
STATE STATUS: 1996-1997: Added, 1998 to present:
HABITAT: Exposed limestone. Ohio colleciton is from exposed
dolomite and moss over dolomite.
HAZARDS: Habitat destruction, shading due to canopy closure.
RECOVERY POTENTIAL: Unknown.
INVENTORY GUIDELINES: Collect complete thalli and store in
paper herbarium packets.
COMMENTS: Recently found at several locations at
Buzzardroost Rock Nature Preserve.
Hale, M.E. 1979. How to know the lichens. Wm. C. Brown
Company Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa. 246 pp.
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Created: 3/1995 Ray Showman
Database Code: SPQB.L13