Observation 49803: Peltigera malacea (Ach.) Funck

When: 2010-07-18

Collection location: Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Location: 51°50’23.42"N, 116°37’0.93"W, el. 1700m

Habitat: Growing on the mossy forest floor under a stand of Lodgepole Pines in a national park campground near Waterfowl Lake.

Identification: The deep emerald green thallus was very distinctive. I expected this to be Peltigera malacea until I saw the boldly striped underside.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:33 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Waterfowl Lake, Banff NP, Alberta, Canada’ to ‘Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada’

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Recognized by sight: deep emerald green color
Used references: comment on this Observation by Jason about what to expect on the undersurface of Peltigera malacea

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-08-07 13:45:33 CDT (-0400)

I think your first guess was right. This would be considered veinless. It should be “without veins or veins at most massive and indistinct” or something like that. The color is the real clincher — no other species comes close. Your specimen has the best color I’ve seen!

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