Sticta fuliginosa (Hoffm.) Ach. 1803
Biatora fuliginosa (Dicks.) Fr. 1822
Lichen fuliginosus Hoffm. 1785
Lichen fuliginosus Dicks. 1775
Lichen fuliginosus With.
Lobaria fuliginosa Hoffm. 1796
Parmelia sylvatica var. fuliginosa (Hoffm.) Hepp
Parmelia fuliginosa (Hoffm.) Schaer.
Parmelia fuliginosa (Dicks.) Schaer. 1824
Sticta sylvatica var. fuliginosa (Hoffm.) Hepp
Stictina fuliginosa (Hoffm.) Nyl.
Stictina fuliginosa (Dicks.) Nyl. 1860
Peppered Moon Lichen, Spotted Felt Lichen
Peppered moon lichen is native to North America and many other areas in the world.
Identification: Each lichen is typically a single sheath of tissue ¾-4½" (2-12 cm) wide, though it is wrinkled as to sometimes appear as multiple components. It is fairly loosely attached. The upper surface is pale gray or brownish when dry, and deep gray or blue-black when wet, with a black “peppery” crust. The lower surface is a cream color or light brown. It is found on rocks or trees, often over mosses, in humid forests.
Sticta fuliginosa on Stephen Sharnoff Photography
Sticta fuliginosa at the Australian Government's Australian National Botanic Gardens
Sticta fuliginosa on BioLib.cz
Sticta fuliginosa on Lichenology.info: Lichens of Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France
Sticta fuliginosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.