Observation 109117: Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm.

When: 2012-09-03

Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.3456° 13.7346° 1380m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Habitat: Mixed, old predominantly Picea abies mountain forest, calcareous ground, almost flat terrain, quite humid place, in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-4 deg C, elevation 1.380 m (4.500 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: live Carpinus betulus trunk.

Place: Dol pod Plazmi, west of Lepo Špičje ridge, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia

Comment: Growing in a group, many species. Several large moist (after rain) thalli with isidia, soralia as well as with fairly rare apothecia (in Europe?). The tree trunk was covered by the lichen from ground level up to ~4 m (12 feet) above the ground. Peltigera sp. present on the same trunk.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5


Isidia and apothecia.
Soredia and isidia.
Young apothecia.

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) I.M. Brodo, S.D. Sharnoff, S.Sharnoff, Lichens of North America, Yale Uni. Press (2001), p 417.
(2) V. Wirth, Die Flechten Baden-Wuerttembergs, Vol.2. Ulmer (1995), p 563.
(3) F.S. Dobson, Lichens, The Richmonds Publishing Ca.LTD (2005), p 255.

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