Collection location: Fields Creek, John Day, Grant Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]
Fairly excellent sample. Found in very moist microhabitat in deep shady gorge along Fields Creek, on mossy bank and rocks.
This is a damp specimen, giving it the gorgeous bright green color. It dries to a plain, pale gray. Apothecia are not always present in my experience, but when they are the back are covered with spots of green cortex (just visible in both photos). This is distinguished from Peltigera aphthosa and relatives by presence of well-developed veins underneath. It is distinguished most easily from the very similar P. chionophylla by the way the veins turn fairly abruptly black, and if apothecia are present, the cortex on the backs are more continuous in P. chionophylla.
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