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Peltigera didactyla Peltigera didactyla, a lichen, growing on a moist mossy rock outcrop near Echo Lake in Minnesota. The cottony puffs are laminar soralia and a key to identifying this species. Apothecia, when present, are marginal, brown, oblong, saddle-shaped and erect. Echo Lake,Echo Trail,Geotagged,Minnesota,Peltigera,Peltigera didactyla,Peltigeraceae,Summer,United States,lichens Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Peltigera didactyla

Peltigera didactyla, a lichen, growing on a moist mossy rock outcrop near Echo Lake in Minnesota. The cottony puffs are laminar soralia and a key to identifying this species. Apothecia, when present, are marginal, brown, oblong, saddle-shaped and erect.

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  1. Such an awesome shot, lichens can be so gorgeous. Posted 5 months ago
    1. That's true. Have you seen the book Lichens of North America? Wonderful photos. Posted 5 months ago
      1. Sorry, no I haven't! I do regularly just look at our lichen section for pure joy:
        https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/photos/fungi/ascomycota/lecanoromycetes

        And I'm collecting general beauty and diversity of fungi in this large list, but I think you've seen it, since this photo is on it :)
        Posted 5 months ago
        1. I think I have that one before but maybe it is another lichen page I'm thinking of. Anyway, I've clicked the link to give it a look. Posted 5 months ago

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Peltigera didactyla is a lichen in the Peltigeraceae family.

Similar species: Peltigerales
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 26, 2019. Captured Jun 30, 2016 11:56 in Northeast St Louis, MN, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm