Irish lichens

Peltigera membranaceae
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Peltigeraceae

Species: Peltigera membranaceae

Growth type foliose.
Photos: Among moss on wall and rocks. Ballingeary, Cork, Ireland.

Large, white-tomentose, greyish lobes, becoming brown when wet. Lobes are rounded and +/- bullate with vein pattern visible on upper surface. Under-surface with prominent veins and +/- bottle-brush shaped rhizines. Large red-brown apothecia. Isidia absent.

Common throughout Ireland on moss, rocks and trees.
Chemical reactions negative.


Peltigera membranaceae       Peltigera membranaceae


Peltigera membranaceae


Peltigera membranaceae
Peltigera membranaceae. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008 and February 2009

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