Observation 27113: Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm.

Didn’t spend much time on this magnificent lichen which someone collected for accent foliage on the mushroom displays. Foliose, dramatically ribbed, possibly with white pericethecial dots. Curious too that this specimen which measured easily 4-5 inches across the photos expanse, but was in fact much larger lobed, also has what appears to be Parmelia (sulcata?) growing on top of it.



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Recognized by sight: On the coast you can get L. oregana, too, or so I have read. L. pulmonaria should have soredia and/or isidia along ridges and margins in older parts of the thallus. L. oregana should have lobules instead.

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Thanks, Jason!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-23 18:48:24 CDT (-0400)

I believe this may have been collected on Mount Hood near Old Woman Flats. The small branch shaped like an L had this draped across the space between, and made a neat divider for fungal genus. I didn’t notice a lichen table this year at the OMS Fall Mushroom Show: a loss for us becoming acquainted with them. Do you know of any lichen shows, Jason?

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