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