Peltigera membranacea

    Description

    A large "dog-lichen" with the upper surface of fresh thallus bluish or brownish, but ash-grey when dry, densely felted-tomentose, bullate, lacking isidia; lower surface white-tomentose, with unbranched, "fang-like" rhizines with fine, spreading, "bottle-brush" hyphal terminations (lens needed).

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On mossy boulders, tree-bases and in short, dampish turf, including in lawns and on dunes.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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