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Peltigera aphthosa (L.) Willd.

5 photos.
A foliose species known as " common freckle pelt lichen", "green dog lichen",
"leafy lichen", and "felt lichen".








1.  Several thalli with the
characteristic dark "freckles"

2.  Similar to photo 1, however this may
be an imtermediate with P. leucophlebia.

3.  May 7, 2007.  Several thalli at various
stages of drying..

4.  June 9, 2010.  P. apthosa doing the "ashes
to ashes" routine at high elevation in
surroundings open to intense sun.

4a.  June 9, 2010.  A crop showing the
relatively intact thalli with the dark
cephaloidia ("freckles").

4b. June 9, 2010.  Another crop with the
thalli and their remains degenerating towards the
bottom of the photo.  Note the red-brown
apothecia amid the rubble.

5.  Close-up of one of the thalli
in photo 1.

Photo 1 taken along Upper Bottom
Dollar Road near St. Patricks Creek.
65°  25.7' N,   144°  49.8' W
Elev. 2050 ft.

Photo 2 taken along Lower Bottom
Dollar Road near Harrison Creek.

Photo 3 taken west of Central
65°  34.3' N,  144° 51.1' W
Elev. 1000 ft.

Photos 4 and 5 taken 1 mile north of
Mastodon Dome.
65° 26.9' N, 145° 20.6' W
Elev. 3900 ft.