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What

Sparse-lobed Grapefern (Sceptridium biternatum)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

May 2020

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What

Greasewort (Aneura pinguis)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2021

Description

Growing on rotting log.

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Observer

mrostrowski

Date

February 20, 2024 04:11 PM CST

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What

Dwarf Larkspur (Delphinium tricorne)

Observer

rarecatsnake

Date

February 2024

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What

Dotted Thyme-Moss (Rhizomnium punctatum)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

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What

Handsome Woollywort (Trichocolea tomentella)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

On rock on north-slope of a stream valley.

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What

Clingy Square Britches (Hypotrachyna livida)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 19, 2023 08:38 AM EDT

Description

The black & white lichen along the stem beneath the Usnea strigosa.

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What

Brown-disk Fuzzy-Rim (Byssoloma leucoblepharum)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

On a slightly overhanging surface of a large boulder, facing north, in the floodplain of a small woodland stream.

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 18, 2024 02:50 PM EST

Description

  • capsules present (an uncommon occurrence in this species)
  • leaves not curved off to the side

My apologies. I did not have a millimeter scale on this walk to document the size of the moss/leaves/capsules.

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What

Dumortier's Liverwort (Dumortiera hirsuta)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

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What

Watershield (Brasenia schreberi)

Date

October 2023

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What

Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron)

Observer

ccantley

Date

February 17, 2024 12:53 PM EST

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What

Northern Peatmoss (Sphagnum capillifolium)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

Sandstone bluff top with Scapania, Polytrichastrum, and Thuidium.

Photo 1 - branch leaf xs
Photo 3-4 - branch stem
Photo 5-6 - main stem xs
Photo 7-16 - branch leaves
Photo 17-22 - stem leaves

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What

Sand-loving Wallflower (Erysimum ammophilum)

Observer

seattledebs

Date

February 2024

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What

New York Scalewort (Frullania eboracensis)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

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What

Turban Cup Lichen (Cladonia peziziformis)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

On Hypotrachyna minarum.


Paul Diederich · Ana M. Millanes · Mats Wedin · James D. Lawrey, Flora of Lichenicolous Fungi, 2022, p. 331

"Syzygospora parmeliicola Diederich

Bibl. Lichenol. 61: 164 (1996). Type : Costa Rica, prov. San José, Cerro de la Muerte, along Panamerican Highway, 1 km N of Cerro Buenavista, on Hypotrachyna bogotensis, 20 March 1985, H. Sipman 20719 & A. Chaverri (B 52875 – holotype; BR – isotype).

Basidiomatal galls lichenicolous, subspherical to bullate or lobate, with a strongly constricted base, surface shiny and smooth, first concolorous with the host thallus, becoming medium to dark brown in fertile regions, 0.3–1.8 mm diam."

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What

Wavy-leaf Moss (Plagiomnium ciliare)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

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What

Prairie Alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

Observer

rynxs

Date

February 2024

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What

Moondust Speckled Lichen (Punctelia caseana)

Observer

ccantley

Date

February 2024

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What

Ciliate Wreath Lichen (Phaeophyscia ciliata)

Observer

ccantley

Date

February 2024

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Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

I have used Eckel's treatment of Calypogeia in BFNA to key this observation. https://www.mobot.org/plantscience/bfna/V3/Calypogeiaceae.htm

I have included microscope pics of underleaves to help confirm or correct my ID.

I've copied a discussion from Eckel's treatment that describes the underleaves.

"The lateral leaves of C. neogaea are longer than broad (narrowly ovate) with a subacute to acute, sometimes bidentate apex, which separates the species from C. muelleriana and C. azurea, which have typically subcordate leaves, wider than long, with a more bluntly if narrowly rounded apex. The underleaves are distinct from all congeners in the underleaf lobes widely and the deepest lobed (midline from base of sinus to rhizoid-initial area in a very short series of 1--2 (--3) cells); they have rounded-acute, divergent lobes with lateral teeth or angulations high on the lateral margins. Examination of the youngest stems may best reveal the characters of C. neogaea.

In C. muelleriana, with which C. neogaea is vexingly confused, the underleaves are only divided 1/3--1/2 their length, with a longer series of (3--)4--6(--7) cells, with their lobes and sinus obtuse-rounded. The underleaves of C. muelleriana are 2.2--2.5(--3) x wider than the stem, showing their mostly entire margins clearly, with strong decurrencies, whereas those of C. neogaea are usually smaller, narrower, usually only 1--1.8 x wider than the stem or sometimes to 2.5 x in robust specimens, but clearly displaying distinctive acute lobes and lateral marginal angulations with decurrencies none or slight. Underleaves of C. muelleriana are suborbicular, but in C. neogaea they are narrow and strongly transverse (wider than long), sometimes reduced to a mere, highly ornate fingernail-shaving."

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What

Lesser Featherwort (Plagiochila porelloides)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

Microscopic details will be added soon.

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What

Rock Veilwort (Metzgeria conjugata)

Observer

ccantley

Date

February 2024

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

See Frank Bungartz photos: Consortium of Lichen Herbaria (LichenPortal)
Lecanora sulfurescens
https://lichenportal.org/portal/taxa/index.php?tid=53967&taxauthid=1&clid=0

"Description. (italics emphasis mine)
Thallus saxicolous, thin to moderately thickened, distinctly areolate, areoles initially scattered on a whitish fibrous to arachnoid prothallus, with age becoming contiguous, their edges closely adjoining; Surface white to pale gray or pale greenish gray, roughened to verruculose, dull, epruinose to whitish pruinose, lacking soredia;
Prothallus well developed, whitish arachnoid, but reduced with age and ultimately appearing as a whitish line delimiting the thallus, rarely blackened.
Apothecia numerous, often very densely aggregated, circular to slightly irregular in outline, 0.4–1.1 mm in diam., immersed to adnate, rarely sessile, typically very crowded, cryptolecanorine to distinctly lecanorine with a roughened to barely verrucose, epruinose to whitish pruinose margin, concolorous with the thallus; disc plane to slightly convex, yellowish orange to brownish orange, epruinose or weakly pruinose; hymenium hyaline, not inspersed, epihymenium with crystals, almost hyaline to pallid yellowish brown (elachista-brown: dissolving in K, HCl± dull greenish, N−), both pigment and crystals soluble in K (chlarotera-type); proper exciple thin, indistinct, with few crystals insoluble in K; thalline exciple thick, ±corticate, with large crystals insoluble in K (pulicaris-type); hypothecium hyaline; ascospores 8/ascus, simple, ellipsoid to broadly ellipsoid, (6.9)–8.2–10.3–(11.9) × (4.5–)4.6–5.3(–5.9) μm (n = 30). Pycnidia not seen.

Chemistry. Thallus cortex including apothecial margin P+ yellow, C−, KC−, K+ yellow; with atranorin [major], ±leoidin [major], ±gangaleoidin [minor or major], ±chlorolecideoidin [minor]; [specimens analyzed with TLC: Bungartz, F. 4564 (CDS 28650), 3404 (CDS 27110)].

Ecology and distribution. Pantropical (North and South America, Africa, Australasia), previously reported from Galapagos (Weber 1986, Elix & McCarthy 1989, Guderley 1999); among the most common and most abundant saxicolous species, occurring throughout all vegetation zones, in a large variety of sheltered and exposed habitats, inside crevices and cracks, shaded overhangs, exposed cliffs, on the top of boulders, in dust rich habitats near the ground, and frequently also on tortoise carapaces."

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What

Brittle Cinder (Kretzschmaria deusta)

Observer

mrostrowski

Date

February 2024

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What

Olivegreen Calcareous Moss (Mnium marginatum)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

on sandstone with Trichocolea

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What

American Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)

Observer

zach_skuby

Date

February 2024

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What

Brittle Cinder (Kretzschmaria deusta)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

On Carpinus caroliniana on the margin of the Haw River.

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What

Strongly Crispate Smoothcap (Atrichum crispulum)

Observer

rynxs

Date

February 2024

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What

Spiral Tarcrust (Eutypa spinosa)

Observer

rynxs

Date

February 2024

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What

Smooth Lungwort (Ricasolia quercizans)

Observer

ccantley

Date

December 2023

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Observer

ccantley

Date

January 2024

Description

Perhaps

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

It struck me as smaller, and strictly adnate as compared with Porella platyphylla.

On a north-facing vertical bedrock exposure above a woodland stream.


The leaves are half the size (0.5 mm) of Porella platyphylla (1.0 mm).

reference Porella platyphylla observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/198221004

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What

Eastern Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)

Observer

ammophila

Date

February 5, 2024 08:05 AM CST

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What

Golden-eye Lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus)

Observer

eevoi7

Date

February 3, 2024 03:55 PM CST

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What

Appalachian Shoestring Fern (Vittaria appalachiana)

Date

February 2024

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What

Appalachian Shoestring Fern (Vittaria appalachiana)

Date

February 2024

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What

Weft Fern (Crepidomanes intricatum)

Date

February 2024

Description

Growing over Vittaria appalachiana?

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What

Jameson's Liverwort (Syzygiella autumnalis)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

Growing on sandstone.

First photo is dorsal view with apex of plant towards the right showing succubous orientation of leaves.

Last 3 photos are of ventral side.

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What

Mustard Lichen (Pyxine subcinerea)

Observer

alan_rockefeller

Date

October 15, 2022 06:38 PM CDT

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What

Double-crested Cormorant (Nannopterum auritum)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

synonym Phalacrocorax auritus.

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What

Fluorescent Rock Buttons (Buellia mamillana)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

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What

Osmund Fissidens Moss (Fissidens osmundioides)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

ID based on evenly crenulate leaf margin and costa ending well below leaf apex.

Growing on sandstone with Gymnostomum, Homomallium, and Sematophyllum.

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What

Featherfoil (Hottonia inflata)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

April 2021

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What

Shield Liverwort (Cheilolejeunea clypeata)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2024

Description

On sandstone

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What

Appalachian Shoestring Fern (Vittaria appalachiana)

Date

December 2023

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What

Appalachian Shoestring Fern (Vittaria appalachiana)

Date

January 4, 2024 12:34 PM EST

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What

Bradley's Spleenwort (Asplenium bradleyi)

Observer

nathanaaron

Date

December 30, 2023 04:05 PM CST

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What

Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)

Observer

gribicoff

Date

July 2022

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What

Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)

Observer

anthonyromano

Date

April 2012

Description

From one of the seeps at Cretaceous Hills NP

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What

American Common Juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa)

Observer

j-stauffer

Date

June 15, 2023 11:38 AM CDT

Description

Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County

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What

Southern Adder's-Tongue (Ophioglossum vulgatum)

Observer

rarecatsnake

Date

April 2023

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What

Northern Adder's-Tongue (Ophioglossum pusillum)

Observer

wildlander

Date

May 20, 2020 06:44 PM CDT

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What

Effervescent Tarpaper Lichen (Collema furfuraceum)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

Description

On vertical siliceous rock.

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What

Bulblet Fern (Cystopteris bulbifera)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

May 28, 2017 12:51 PM CDT

Description

UnIDed Fern () Matthiessen Dells Nature Preserve LaSalle County IL May 2017 Week #22 Jeff Skrentny IMG_8551

UnIDed Fern - frond underside () Matthiessen Dells Nature Preserve LaSalle County IL May 2017 Week #22 Jeff Skrentny IMG_8552

UnIDed Fern - frond topside closeup () Matthiessen Dells Nature Preserve LaSalle County IL May 2017 Week #22 Jeff Skrentny IMG_8551a

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What

Ontario Rhodobryum Moss (Rhodobryum ontariense)

Observer

berna

Date

March 2, 2021 12:08 PM UTC

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Observer

ericejohn

Date

July 29, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

Description

Through a 10x lens

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What

Ontario Rhodobryum Moss (Rhodobryum ontariense)

Observer

wildlander

Date

February 14, 2019 11:55 AM CST

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What

Bristly Beard Lichen (Usnea hirta)

Observer

rarecatsnake

Date

February 2024

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What

Rock Shingle Lichen (Vahliella leucophaea)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

February 2024

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What

Virginia Saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

March 2023

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What

Sunburst Lichens and Allies (Order Teloschistales)

Observer

grantfessler

Date

January 31, 2024 04:14 PM CST

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What

Pretty Ruffle (Parmotrema austrosinense)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

  • continuous sorediate strip along margin of large ruffles
  • black cilia absent

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What

Boulder Broom Moss (Dicranum fulvum)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

Description

growing on sandstone

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What

Brocade Moss (Callicladium imponens)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2021

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What

Speckled Blister Lichen (Viridothelium virens)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

On Cherry, Prunus serotina.

EDIT: 2nd photo: Accompanied by the Springtail, Dicyrtomina (top, right of center).

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What

Small Twisted Moss (Tortella humilis)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

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What

Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

hollycoates

Date

June 11, 2023 08:59 PM CDT

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What

Rock Spikemoss (Selaginella rupestris)

Observer

rynxs

Date

January 2024

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What

Blunt Pocket Moss (Fissidens obtusifolius)

Observer

rynxs

Date

January 2024

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What

Smooth Hook Moss (Leucodon julaceus)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

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Observer

rynxs

Date

October 2023

Description

@abelkinser on swamp mud with Lysimachia radicans, Phaeoceros, Bidens discoidea, and Lycopus rubellus

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What

Shaggy-fringe Lichen (Anaptychia palmulata)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

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What

Dwarf Hackberry (Celtis tenuifolia)

Observer

rarecatsnake

Date

January 2024

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What

Starry Bristle Moss (Orthotrichum stellatum)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

Description

Growing on tree branch with other mosses.

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What

Powdery Cloakfern (Argyrochosma dealbata)

Observer

breedr

Date

January 2, 2024 04:30 PM CST

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What

Rough Speckled Shield Lichen (Punctelia rudecta)

Observer

cmidden

Date

January 25, 2024 09:42 AM CST

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What

Lesser Gray Legs (Physcia pumilior)

Observer

elias105

Date

January 29, 2023 01:55 PM EST

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

This lichen is so infrequently observed, I decided to post another observation from the same rusting steel pole as my other two observations of the same day. I found this nice rosette in accompaniment of a Xanthoparmlia cumberlandia I had photographed, here intruding at the upper left in this photo cropped from the original.

EDIT: Link to my 2 other observations - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/197414055

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What

Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

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Observer

danielpohl

Date

December 2023

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What

Inflated Scalewort (Frullania inflata)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

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What

Alleghany Thamnobryum Moss (Thamnobryum alleghaniense)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

January 2024

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What

Tetraphis Moss (Tetraphis pellucida)

Observer

rynxs

Date

April 2023

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What

Inflated Scalewort (Frullania inflata)

Observer

rynxs

Date

January 2024

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What

New York Scalewort (Frullania eboracensis)

Observer

rynxs

Date

January 2024

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What

Wavy Cap (Psilocybe cyanescens)

Observer

davegrimmer

Date

November 2021

Description

These appear annually in and around mulched flower beds.

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What

Hairless-spined Loop (Hypotrachyna minarum)

Observer

ccantley

Date

January 2024

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What

Sphagnum Mosses (Genus Sphagnum)

Observer

cmidden

Date

January 20, 2024 09:15 AM CST

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What

Bushy Beard Lichen (Usnea strigosa)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

December 2023

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What

Wall Scalewort (Porella platyphylla)

Observer

rynxs

Date

April 2023

Description

Limestone

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What

Common Thelia (Thelia hirtella)

Observer

ccantley

Date

December 2023

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What

Carolina Moon Lichen (Sticta carolinensis)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

Hydrated condition, so not as deep dark brown as the desiccated condition.

On rock.

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What

Jelly Lichen (Leptogium corticola)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

1st photo - loose fragment from forest floor beside the rock, the fragment presumably dislodged by the Squirrel that had used the rock as place to shuck and eat its Hickory nuts, the evidence I cleaned-up so as to present a clean specimen for photography.

Epipetric/saxicolous, not the usual epiphytic habit on tree bark.

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What

Tender Peatmoss (Sphagnum tenerum)

Observer

wildlander

Date

January 2024

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

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What

Lesser Featherwort (Plagiochila porelloides)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

February 2023

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