On rocks in an upland forest.


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Recognized by sight: There are only a few species expected in N AL, but still you really need to see the veins and rhizines on the underside to be 100% confident of any Peltigera. Just a good habit to get into: turn over at least one lobe of every one you see. This is shiny, but it’s also wet, so it may be very thinly tomentose, but I doubt it. If smooth and not P. horizontalis or P. neopolydactyla or P. phyllidiosa, this is your only remaining choice.

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By: Tim Martin (T Martin2010)
2014-02-11 20:29:32 EST (-0500)

I found your photos here:


By: Tim Martin (T Martin2010)
2014-02-11 20:26:07 EST (-0500)

It had rained recently but I got the overall impression that was a natural shiny, wet-looking lichen. It looked a lot more moist than the other lichens I had seen prior to that and when I first saw it I didn’t even think “lichen” when I saw it.