Observation 35094: Peltigera praetextata (Flörke ex Sommerf.) Zopf

Locality: 35°37’14.76"N, 83°40’39.11"W, el. 524 m

Substrate and habitat: Growing on well-shaded mossy banks set back from a woodland stream.

Identification: Peltigera with upright reddish-brown apothecia and abundant lobules along some lobe margins.

Common name: pelt

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee, USA’ to ‘Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA’

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lobules along some lobe margins (detail of previous photo)

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.503-522; Hinds and Hinds, 2005, p.355-374
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: lobules, very little tomentum on top, narrow raised veins… but not the rhizines, they look unusually “brushy”, maybe this was really fresh growth??

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helps if you’re the developer
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-20 15:56:07 CDT (-0400)

… ’cause I can make the site do anything I want! (To within reason, of course…) Next release tonight or tomorrow will even let you choose which size to embed in your comments.

Photos of the undersides of these Peltigera
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2010-04-20 15:41:05 CDT (-0400)

convey so much information. Thanks for sorting these out for me. And … zounds! … we can stick photos into comments!! Imagine that!

just when I thought I “got” this species…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-20 14:43:18 CDT (-0400)

…you throw this thing out there. But look at the photos of the underside of this next to the other (canina):

P. canina:

P. praetextata?:

Created: 2010-03-25 20:12:40 CDT (-0400)
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