Coastal Sand Pine Scrub on old sand dune not recently directly affected by a hurricane or burned. Overstory of scattered Pinus clausa, midstory of Quercus geminata, & Shrub layer with Q. geminata, Q. myrtifolia, Ceratiola ericoides, occasional Serenoa repens; Vegetation cover about 80% with 20% bare sand.
on bark of dead sand live oak
Recollection of lichens from William J. Platt Sand Pine Study Plot #2 at St. Andrew's Bay State Park first sampled in 1992. Storm surge of Hurricane Dennis (2005) briefly flooded plot. Details of site and prior study on file at FL DEP Region 1 Office and in: Drewa, P. B., W. J. Platt, C. Kwit, and T. W. Doyle. 2008. Stand structure and dynamics of sand pine differ between the Florida panhandle and peninsula. Plant Ecology 196:15 - 25.