Observation 138387: Peltigera Willd.

When: 2013-07-01

Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Growing in moss on well rotted wood in mixed woods.

I’ve uploaded a few more photos. My recollection is that the cap was not tomentose as I spent quite a while examining it and was struck by the black shiny look to the cap.

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Used references: see Jason’s comments below
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: hard to say, but if it’s one of the tomentose ones (canina group), then based on the white discete ropy rhizines it’s either P. praetextata (the common one out east) or possibly P. membranacea (might not occur in Maine?); if not tomentose then thepale brown apothecia rule out the neckeri group, but could possibly be P. neopolydactyla

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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