Tag Archives: Lichen

Freckle Pelt Lichens

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It has been a while since I have posted about lichens. I found this patch in the early morning of the fifth of July in an area around Summit Lake in Olympia, Washington. Freckle Pelt Lichen (Peltigera britannica), also known … Continue reading

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Dog Lichens

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These specimens from the genus Peltigara, are known as dog lichens. There are 90 or so species of dog lichens worldwide, and 34 are common to North America. Even though recognizing the group as a whole is fairly easy, species identification is … Continue reading

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Unidentified Lichen Discs

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The largest of these discs (apothecia) is 3mm across. I spent several hours trying to determine the species of lichen shown in the photo above. Finding the genus (Lecanora) was not difficult, but I could not narrow it down to … Continue reading

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