Observation 159533: Peltigera polydactylon (Neck.) Hoffm.
When: 2013-03-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On rocks in an upland forest.

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Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: There are only a few species expected in N AL, but still you really need to see the veins and rhizines on the underside to be 100% confident of any Peltigera. Just a good habit to get into: turn over at least one lobe of every one you see. This is shiny, but it’s also wet, so it may be very thinly tomentose, but I doubt it. If smooth and not P. horizontalis or P. neopolydactyla or P. phyllidiosa, this is your only remaining choice.

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wow!
By: Tim Martin (T Martin2010)
2014-02-12 09:29:32 CST (+0800)

I found your photos here:
http://www.waysofenlichenment.net/...

Impressive!

Texture
By: Tim Martin (T Martin2010)
2014-02-12 09:26:07 CST (+0800)

It had rained recently but I got the overall impression that was a natural shiny, wet-looking lichen. It looked a lot more moist than the other lichens I had seen prior to that and when I first saw it I didn’t even think “lichen” when I saw it.

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