TYPE. UNITED STATES. FLORIDA, Orange County, Sanford, on base of shrubs, May 1922, S. Rapp 572 (FH 00413579, holotype).
Description. Lichenized fungus.
Thallus dimorphic. Primary thallus squamulose, yellowish, of small (1-2 mm wide) rounded and irregular crenate, or dissected imbricate squamules, white beneath. Vegetative diaspores absent. Podetia short, corticate. Ascomata biatorine apothecia, on or near the margin of the squamules, very minute, red.
Chemistry. KC+ gold; usnic acid.
Substrate and Habitat. On humus in coastal woody habitats.
Distribution. Along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of eastern North America; in North Carolina found along the coast.
Merrill, G.K. (1924) Some new species of American Cladoniae: With an enumeration and description of some hitherto unrecognized varieties and forms of the older species. The Bryologist27(2): 21-25 (original description).