Irish lichens

Peltigera praetextata
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Peltigeraceae

Species: Peltigera praetextata

Growth type foliose.
Photos: Among moss on acidic rock. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Large grey-brown lobes with grey-white tomentum and bullate surface. Very similar to P. membranacea but lobe margins and thallus cracks are covered with dense brown-grey isidia. Underside with simple rhizines. Isidia are often +/- absent when fertile.

Occurs among moss on damp, sheltered rocks, soil and trees in damp woodland. Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Peltigera membranacea

Peltigera praetextata

Peltigera praetextata

Peltigera praetextata
Peltigera praetextata. February, April and July 2009

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