Observation 11080: Peltigera membranacea (Ach.) Nyl.

When: 2008-09-08

Collection location: Diamond and Crater Lake, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Found these near a small creek while desperately looking for something fungal in this area that was very dry. Initially mistook them for some kind of fleshy fungus until I picked them up. They looked interesting but I don’t have any Lichen literature. Hopefully somebody can at least get them to genus.


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5% (2)
Recognized by sight
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: No question: white veiny undersurface with scraggly rhizines, gray uppersurface (from cyanobacterium instead of green alga). Species is another question…
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: The long “soft”-looking white rhizines and bullate upper surface are typical of membranacea.

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