lichen-Platismatia tuckermanii

Platismatia tuckermanii

Platismatia tuckermanii

Platismatia tuckermanii photo by Ray Showman

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Marginal pycnidia; strongly wrinkled and pitted; patterned surface; undersurface very pale to white; compare with Tuckermannopsis ciliaris and T. americana which are mildly wrinkled or smooth surfaced, undersurface brownish.

ECOLOGY: General distribution is boreal and Appalachian; recorded from eleven Ohio counties; on conifers or hardwoods.

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