Observation 179682: Peltigera retifoveata Vitik.
When: 2014-08-27

Notes: at burn.

Proposed Names

17% (2)
Recognized by sight: lovely pink edges to this foliose lichen.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Wouldn’t try to get to species without seeing the underside…
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: comparing photo of underside to those of specimens I’ve had Trevor Goward identify for me…

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I think it’s a good guess
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-22 18:57:29 CDT (-0500)

P. retifoveata is a particularly lush and handsome species, one of my favorites. And it is mostly a boreal/arctic thing, so expected – as you say – in Alaska.

I think we’ve got it!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-22 18:45:48 CDT (-0500)

as it dried, it definitely turned more of a silvery blue-green color, too.

P. retifoveata is a known species in Alaska, too, on this rather extensive lichen species list for the Kenai.

Compare to this
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-22 18:39:48 CDT (-0500)
no obligation at all …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-22 18:36:18 CDT (-0500)

just fun if we can find a name!
this one caught my eye.

there are pink veins on the underside, and branched rhizines.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-21 11:32:27 CDT (-0500)

I didn’t notice that you had a specimen! Yikes, but that means you called my bluff. Now I’ll be under an obligation to come up with a name if you show me the underside… when in fact I know very little about the Peltigera of coastal Alaska! ;)

I’ll see how this held up …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-21 09:25:18 CDT (-0500)

and take an underside shot if possible.

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