Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Peltigeraceae

Peltigera leucophlebia (Nyl.) Gyeln.

Type: Foliose

Upper surface bright green when wet, brown-grey when dry, with adpressed, convex, laminar cephalodia which cannot readily be detached. The lower surface has a network of veins which are dark towards the bases of the lobes. Scotland is the stronghold for this species which is widespread but not common. Found in mossy, calcareous, coastal and upland habitats

Determiner: 
Christine Johnson

References: 
Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species
Ahlti et al. editors (2012) Noric Lichen Flora. Volume 3: Cyanolichens

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