Identification: Diamond Pelt crust in Gifford Pinchot NF

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by StephenJK, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. StephenJK

    StephenJK Active Member

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    Looking for help with this crust fungus. Found growing near a creek in an older 2nd growth cedar/hemlock forest near Randle, WA.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lovely find @StephenJK
    This is a Pelt lichen, genus Peltigera. Based on the characters I can see (thank you for taking excellent diagnostic angles), this appears to be Peltigera membranacea, the Diamond Pelt. The orange bits are the apothecia, fruiting bodies.
     
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    Thank you Frog! Fascinating.
     

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