lichen-Peltigera canina

Peltigera canina

Peltigera canina

Peltigera canina photo by Ray Showman

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Surface tomentum, at least at periphery; not cracked-areolate; compare with P. evansiana, which is isidiate and cracked-areolate, P. didactyla, which is sorediate, P. praetextata, which is squamulose, and P. aphthosa, which has hairy cephalodia.

ECOLOGY: Found over most of the US; wdespread in Ohio, the commonest Peltigera that will be encountered; on soil, over moss, sometimes on decaying logs and over rock.

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