Observation 129335: Peltigera frigida R. Sant.
When: 2013-02-23
( 500m)

Notes: Substrate: soil

Habitat: Alpine. Surrounded by cushion plants.

Viens on underside are distinct, and change from light colored to black very quickly. All apothecia are very cup-like, protected by ridges.

Proposed Names

13% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: smooth upper surface, narrow raised white veins, flat apothecia
Used references: http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/s-l1008
Vitikainen, O. 2002. Notes on Peltigera (Peltigeraceae) in southern South America and Antarctic regions. Mitteilungen aus dem Institut für Allgemeine Botanik in Hamburg 30-32: 297-303.

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I just saw …
By: zaca
2013-03-14 18:06:53 CDT (-0500)

in Wikipedia (the best I could find) that Erioderma lack of veins. So, forget about it.

I wonder which you could mean
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-14 17:56:15 CDT (-0500)

There are odd species out there, no question! (But fortunately, the distinct veins give up the game. Just wish I had a paper on South American Peltigera…)

This photo …
By: zaca
2013-03-14 17:22:15 CDT (-0500)

reminds me some others that I just saw of Erioderma, genus that I never observed or heard before.

Is there any tomentum…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-14 15:57:58 CDT (-0500)

… near the tips on the upper surface? Hard to see when wet like this photo. Still, regardless your answer, this looks like nothing I’ve ever heard of from the northern hemisphere. Do we have any literature on southern Peltigera??

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