Observation 94593: Peltigera canina (L.) Willd.

When: 2012-05-10

Collection location: Cheney Wetland Trail, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.2558° 117.326° 753m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

No specimen available

Growing on basalt rock, relatively moist area, on north side of hill, facing small ephemeral wetland (about 10 feet higher in elevation than wetland), in P.ponderosa and aspen habitat ecotone.

It looks like it is all one individual, all together about 6 inches across, 7 inches long.


Large individual.
Characteristic tufted rhizines

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Used references: Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, second edition (McCune and Geiser 2009)

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Thanks Jason!
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-05-13 14:42:15 PDT (-0700)

THat lobe wasn’t attached well, so made it super easy to see those tufts :)

Nice shot of the rhizines!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-13 11:28:03 PDT (-0700)

It’s usually growing more tangled up with moss and duff making it hard to clean the underside without destroying the rhizines.

Created: 2012-05-12 17:45:58 PDT (-0700)
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