Observation 148378: Peltigera aphthosa (L.) Willd.

Broadly foliose lichen, thick thallus.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-02-07 20:14:50 CET (+0100)

Poor photo anyway.

You might as well
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-02-07 05:48:28 CET (+0100)

You can see the soredia in the upper right part of the photo and brown cortex and yellow pseudocyphellae and everything. Good confident id. Every data point is worth something, right?

You’re getting some good specimens, like those Sphaerophorus and Alectoria. soon as you get these few common things down, you’ll be set. Anyone will have trouble with those deformed wind-fallen half-rotten Platismatia / Tuckermannopsis / Esslingeriana / Hypogymnia / whatever-they-are! It is too bad your internet connection(?) won’t allow you to upload higher-res images. We could probably help more otherwise.

Thanks for your comments, Jason.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-02-07 04:30:33 CET (+0100)

I’m still not very good with lichens.

I remember this particular photo, though. The underside with on a dead Lodgepole pine branch.

Should I remove the third photo? Or include it at a separate observation?

Third photo is totally different
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-02-06 22:16:39 CET (+0100)

That’s the underside of Pseudocyphellaria anomala. The Peltigera looks right, though.

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