Irish lichens

Peltigera canina
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Peltigeraceae

Species: Peltigera canina

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On mossy rock. Black Head, the Burren, Ireland.
BLS Burren meeting 2009

Grey or grey-brownish thallus, lobes to 2.5cm wide, +/- white tomentose. Whitish underneath with flattened veins and woolly, branched rhizines. Saddle-shaped chestnut-brown apothecia.

Rare, usually occurs on sandy, +/- basic soils and among dunes.
Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: P. membranacea. Common, less calcareous habitats.


Peltigera canina

Below: Peltigera canina. Zetland Pier, Co. Cork, June 2009
Peltigera canina


Peltigera canina
Peltigera canina. April and June 2009

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