Crumpled Rag Lichen

Platismatia tuckermanii

Platismatia tuckermanii is a foliose lichen in the Parmeliaceae. It commonly grows on the branches and trunks of conifers (spruce, pines) in forests.

Marginal pycnidia; strongly wrinkled and pitted; patterned surface; undersurface very pale to white
Platismatia tuckermanii Platismatia tuckermanii on the branch of a Black Spruce (Picea mariana) in a forest along the margins of a beaver meadow. Crumpled Rag Lichen,Geotagged,Picea mariana,Platismatia tuckermanii,Spring,United States

Naming

Platismatia tuckermanii W.L. Culb. & C. F. Culb.
Cetraria atlantica (Tuck.) Du Rietz
Cetraria lacunosa var. atlantica Tuck.
Cetraria tuckermanii Oakes non Herre
Cetraria tuckermanii var. sorediata (Degel.) Räsänen
Cetraria tuckermanii var. tuckermanii Oakes
Crumpled Rag Lichen - Platismatia tuckermanii Substrate: Conifer twig Crumpled Rag Lichen,Geotagged,Platismatia,Platismatia tuckermanii,Summer,United States,lichen

Distribution

In the Great Lakes Region east to Quebec and Nova Scotia, south along the Appalachians to Georgia. Also in Washington, Montana, Colorado, and California.

Status

Global Status: G5
United States: Pennsylvania (SNR)
Canada: New Brunswick (S5), Newfoundland Island (SU), Nova Scotia (S5), Ontario (S4S5), Prince Edward Island (SU), Quebec (SNR)

Habitat

This species typically grows on conifers in forests from the southern Appalachians and the Great Lakes region east to Nova Scotia.

References:

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http://lichenportal.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Platismatia%20tuckermanii#
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platismatia
http://mycobank.org/BioloMICS.aspx?TableKey=14682616000000067&Rec=291692&Fields=All
http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Platismatia+tuckermanii
https://ohiomosslichen.org/lichen-platismatia-tuckermanii/
Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionAscomycota
ClassLecanoromycetes
OrderLecanorales
FamilyParmeliaceae
GenusPlatismatia
SpeciesPlatismatia tuckermanii