Katama Plains
Authors: Elizabeth Kneiper, Philip F. May, Elisabeth Lay & Linda Berard
Citation: Kneiper, E., P.F. May, E. Lay & L. Berard. 1995. The lichens of the Katama Plains Conservation Area. Report submitted February 28, 1995 to The Nature Conservancy acting through the Massachusetts Natural Heritage Program under contract number: MAHER PS-94-17

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Families: 20
Genera: 41
Species: 80
Total Taxa (details): 83

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Collected at all but one site: on pine (H,G,A,I,F,C), dead pine (F,C), burnt dead oak (I), juniper (G,I,F,C), bayberry (H,E,B), dead cherry branch (G), corticolous (I), and blueberry (B). This species is in the process of being changed buy us and John Sheard to the genus Amandinea based on microscopic characters. There is a possibility as well that new species may have been discovered in this group.; P. F. May 2226B [FH], P. F. May 2226B [FH], P. F. May 2253A [FH], E. Lay 94-0680 [FH], more...
Found frequently at all sites on bark: pine (D,G,A,I,F,E,B,C), pine cones (E), oak (G,A,B,C), cherry (G,E,B), juniper (C), blueberry (C), corticolous (H) and on dead oak (H,B), dead pine (H,C), and dead cherry (G,F), Based on microscopic characters, this species is in the process of being changed by us and John Sheard to the genus Amandinea.; E. Lay 94-0881 [NY], E. Lay 94-0667 [NY], E. Lay 94-0664 [NY], E. Lay 94-0879 [NY], more...
On bark of all kinds, this corticolous crust was found on every site, most often on pine (H,D,A,I,F,E,B,C), pine cones (G,I), dead pine (C); also on oak (H,I,B), cherry (G,E), bayberry (B), blueberry (B) and reported as corticolous once (I).; E. Lay 94-0672 [NY], E. Lay 94-0679 [NY], E. Lay 94-0673 [NY], P. F. May 2120 [FH], more...
This species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Bacidia sp. #1 sensu Harris (1977)". Once on a piece of metal in the control unit (C).; E. Lay 94-0658 [FH]
More common in southeast US, this corticolous crust was found at four sites: on oak (A,C), dead oak (B), chery (B), dead cherry (G) and a dead pine branch (C).; P. F. May 5935 [FH], P. F. May 2225 [FH], P. F. May 2224 [FH], P. F. May 2209 [FH]
At two locations on concrete (B,C) and on brick (C).; E. Lay 94-0687 [FH]
Coverage was patchy in grass (A) and on soil (A,I,C).; E. Lay 94-0757 [NY], E. Lay 94-0758 [FH]
Found on six sites on oak (H,A,B,C) as well as dead oak (B) and dead burnt oak (I). This crust was also found on juniper (F) and cherry (B).; E. Lay 94-0821 [NY], E. Lay 94-1645 [NY], E. Lay 94-0657 [NY], E. Lay 94-0891 [NY], more...
NB: this undet. taxon was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On stubble (I,F). Too small to properly identify to species.
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On humus (F) and soil (C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (H,F).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (E,B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (F) and humus (C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (D).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On humus (C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (C).
The second most collected Cladonia (after C. grayi). Found on soil (H,D,G,F,E,B), stubble (D,A), duff (H,A,I) and humus (C).; E. Lay 94-0912 [NY], E. Lay 94-0911 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On stubble (A,C) and humus (C).
This Cladonia was the one most frequently collected and found at all locations on soil (D,G,F,E,B), stubble (D,A,I,F,B,C), humus (A,I,F,E,B,C) and duff (H).; E. Lay 94-0914 [NY], E. Lay 94-0915 [NY]
NB: this taxon was included in Kneiper et al.'s list (as "C. bacillaris"), but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (F) and humus (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (G), duff (B), and humus (C).
NB: this species was not included in Kneiper et al.'s original list because it had not yet been described; the specimen cited here was probably "C. rangiferina", redetermined by R.C. Harris as C. oricola in 2015.; E. Lay 94-1543 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no voucher could be located on CNALH. On soil (G).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (F,E,B) and duff (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (F).
On soil (D,G,F,E,C), humus (A), and lignin (F).; E. Lay 94-0918 [NY], E. Lay 94-0920 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Cladonia polycarpoides" (a synonym), but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (H,D,G,F,E) and stubble (A,C)
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil (C).
Found at all sites but one: on soil (H,G,F,E,B,C) and stubble (D,A,F).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On soil from two sites: (F,C).
This soil-binding lichen was found at three sites (G,F,C).; E. Lay 94-0762 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On Cladonia squamules as substrate (F).
One of only seven foliose lichens found in the study area. On oak (B).; E. Lay 94-0688 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list as "Caloplaca citrina", but the voucher was redetermined by J.C. Lendemer (2015) as "Flavoplaca flavocitrina". At two locations on concrete (B) and on brick (C).; E. Lay 94-0686 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On oak (C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Found once on oak (I).
On half the sites: oak (H,A,B,C), dead oak (B), pine (H), dead pine (C) and cherry (B).; E. Lay 94-0697 [FH], P. F. May 5924 [FH]
Very frequent on bark with thirty-four collections: pine (H,D,A,I,F,E,B,C), on pine cones (G,I,E), dead pine (G,F,C), cherry (G,F,E,B,C), dead cherry (F,G), oak (A,B,C), dead oak (H,G,B), juniper (I,F), bayberry (B), and blueberry (C).; L. Berard 2279 [FH]
NB: This species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Lecanora subfusca group"; however, no voucher could be located on CNALH. Found once on juniper and not identifiable to species (F).
NB: This species was included in Kneiper et al.\\\'s original report as \\\"L. caesiorubella subsp. prolifera\\\" (a synonym). Frequent on all trees in all but two sites: oak (H,A,B,C), dead oak (B), cherry (B), dead cherry (G), dead lichen on dead cherry (F,E), dead pine (C).; E. Lay 94-0691 [NY], E. Lay 94-0690 [NY], E. Lay 94-0693 [NY], E. Lay 94-0689 [NY], more...
This tiny, flap-like brown lichen was found on pebbles at (G,I,F) and once on a rock (F).; P. F. May 2223 [FH], P. F. May 2221 [FH], P. F. May 2215 [FH], P. F. May 2222 [FH]
NB: This species was not included in Kneiper et al.'s original list, but a specimen exists in CNALH; E. Lay 94-0727 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On pine (H) and oak (B). A foliose lichen.
NB: This species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Pertusaria leucostoma" (a synonym). Found once on a dead oak (B).; P. F. May 2218 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Found once on cherry (E).
Frequent on bark of oak (H,A,B,C), dead oak (H,F,B), cherry (G,B,C), dead cherry (F), and dead pine (C).; P. F. May 2212 [FH], P. F. May 5927 [FH], P. F. May 5923 [FH]
NB: This species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Phaeographis sp. #1". Found once on a dead pine (H). This species has 6-celled spores and a dark exciple but lacks norstictic acid. It may be new to North America.; P. F. May 5931 [FH]
NB: This species was not included in Kneiper et al.'s original list, but a specimen exists in CNALH; E. Lay 94-1069 [NY]
Found once on a bone in the most recent burn unit (F).; E. Lay 94-0720 [FH]
At two locations on oak (A), and dead oak (B).; P. F. May 2206 [FH]
On dead oak (H,I,F,B), oak (H,A,B), pine (H), and dead pine (B), on pine cones (G), and juniper (F).; E. Lay 94-0723 [NY], E. Lay 94-0722 [NY], E. Lay 94-0724 [NY], P. F. May 5927 [FH], more...
NB: This species was not included in Kneiper et al.'s original list, but a specimen (det. R.C. Harris) exists in CNALH; P. F. May 2223 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Found once on a piece of metal (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On oak (B).
On pine (A,B), dead pine (C), pine cones (G), oak (A,B), and on a branch (H). One of only three fruticose (shrubby) lichens collected in the area; P. F. May 2208 [FH], P. F. May 5911 [FH], P. F. May 5926 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On oak (B), and dead pine branch (C). One of three fruticose lichens collected in the area.
NB: This species was reported in Kneiper et al.'s list as "R. obscuratum" but this May specimen was later redetermined by P.F. May; P. F. May 2211 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list as "R. obscuratum", but these Lay specimens were redetermined by A. Fryday in 2007. On pebbles (F) and rock (F).; E. Lay 94-1592 [NY], E. Lay 94-0826 [NY], E. Lay 94-0887 [NY]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Found just once on the concrete culvert (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Collected from a concrete culvert in (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Found once on cement rubble in the control plot (C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Once common on soil in fields in open areas, we found one small collection in the recently burned plot (F).
This tiny, yellow lichen was found on rock twice (D,E) and on a pebble once (D).; P. F. May 2205 [FH], E. Lay 94-0764 [FH]
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. On pebbles (G,F,C) and on rock (F).
This species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Trapelia involuta" (a synonym). Found once on a pebble in the control unit (C).; E. Lay 94-0741 [NY], P. F. May 2221 [FH], P. F. May 2222 [FH], E. Lay 94-0742 [FH]
NB: this species was not included in Kneiper et al.'s original list, but a specimen exists in CNALH; E. Lay 94-0831 [NY]
A soil-binding lichen collected on soil (G,F,C), and on humus (C).; E. Lay 94-0745 [NY]
Very frequently found at all sites along with Lecanora strobilina; collected thirty-two times on bark of all trees. On pine (H,D,A,I,F,E,B), dead pine (G,F,C), pine cones (G), oak (H,A,I,B,C), dead oak (H,B), cherry (G,F,E,B,C), dead cherry (G,F), bayberry (B), blueberry (C) and juniper (F).; E. Lay 94-0731 [NY], E. Lay 94-0736 [NY], E. Lay 94-0733 [NY], E. Lay 94-0737 [NY], more...
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. This brown, foliose lichen was found twice on dead pine (E,C).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s list, but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. One of three collections of a fruticose (shrubby) lichen. This 1 cm thallus was found on oak (B).
NB: this species was included in Kneiper et al.'s original report as "Verrucaria sp.", but no vouchers could be located on CNALH. Very little work had been done on this genus in North America; therefore difficult to identify to species. On brick (C).
On bone (F), rock (B), and on painted rock next to runway (C).; E. Lay 94-0750 [NY], E. Lay 94-0748 [FH]