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Peltigera britannica (Gyelnik) Holt.-Hartw. & Tønsb.


Upper surface of fresh thallus bright green, browner when dry, with peltate, laminar cephalodia which detach to leave small, pale scars. Very local in mossy, non-calcareous habitats, mostly in the north.

Refs: Vitikainen (1994) 27-29 (photo); Smith et al. (2009), 667; Purvis et al. (1992), 442; Dobson (2005), 315 (photo); Dobson (2011), 316 (photo); Whelan (2011), 124 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 115, 192 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 121 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 505-6 (photo); McCune & Geiser (2009), 243 (photo).

 
Peltigera britannica, close view showing cephalodia on thallus surface
Peltigera britannica
Peltigera britannica
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2002


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