Latin name: Umbilicaria muehlenbergii (Ach.) Tuck. Syn.: Actinogyra muehlenbergii (Ach.) Schol.
Botanical family: Umbilicariaceae
Growth habit: Lichen
Vernacular name(s): rock tripe (Eng.)
thets'ín. (Chipewyan)
asiniwahkona, wakoonak, asiniwakon (Cree)
kwechi (Dene)
Chewed or dried, powdered, and boiled to make asyrup taken against tapeworms [Dene: 13; Chipewyan: 92]. Decoction used in stomachache [Cree: 13]. Soup eaten as a tonic and for breathing problems [Dene: 101].