Observation 91525: Peltigera Willd.
When: 2012-04-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is a pretty old find that I had, so I cannot offer much more information than what is in the photos.

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By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-04-03 02:06:55 PDT (-0700)

Cheers, for the link and the information, if I find it again I will be sure to update it.

It’ll still be there!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-04-02 17:04:46 PDT (-0700)

And now you know what to look for: tomentum on the upper surface (check with hand lens, it can be very faint, sometimes only visible near the tips or margins), and try to get a shot of the underside (may take some patience to clean off a little of the moss or dirt).

There’s a key to the genus on-line here:


You guys are way ahead of us in North America in terms of a continent-wide flora. Nice work down there!

(Peltigera happens to be my favorite genus. Careful or I’ll get carried away…)

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-04-02 16:12:55 PDT (-0700)

Sadly it was from roughly a year ago, so I can’t really offer much more in the way of identification details. It is somewhere I hunt often though so hopefully I will find some more this season.

Nice specimen
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-04-02 11:22:42 PDT (-0700)

But I doubt it’s possible to improve upon “Peltigera” without a view of the underside. It’s shiny enough that P. polydactylon group is promising, but would need verification that there is no tomentum on the lobe tips.

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