Peltigera praetextata Peltigeraceae
Peltigera praetextata

Growth type foliose
Chemical reactions negative

Found among moss on damp, sheltered rocks, soil and trees, prefers damp sites in woodland and on heathland

Large grey-brown lobes with grey-white tomentum and bullate surface. Lobe margins and thallus cracks are covered with dense brown-grey isidia. Rhizines smooth, +/- simple. Isidia are often absent when fertile. Spores acicular, 35-58 x 2.5-5 Ám. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Peltigera membranacea


Peltigera praetextata

Peltigera praetextata

Microscope photograph
Peltigera praetextata
Peltigera praetextata
St. Aldhelm's, Lytchett heath, Dorset. January 2014

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