Observation 167282: Lasallia papulosa (Ach.) Llano

When: 2014-05-30

Collection location: Mount Mitchell, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

On rocks near the peak of Mount Mitchell. The green one may be the same thing with algae on it, but I’m not sure.

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: “toad skin” — with that distintive “bubbly” surface, it can only be confused with L. pensylvanica, much rarer in southern Apps, and shiny darker brown versus this pale “powdery” color

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It’s a good common one
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-06-13 12:29:37 CDT (-0500)

Up there with Umbilicaria mammulata. Nice and distinctive, big, and common. What’s not to like? :)

Thanks very much
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2014-06-13 12:13:26 CDT (-0500)

Thank you for the ID — I’m not too familiar with lichen

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