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Dog lichen

Peltigera canina


Dog lichen The common name for the lichen Peltigera canina in which the thallus is foliose with broad, spreading lobes, and margins that usually turn downwards. The upper surface is dark grey to greyish-brown when wet, and pale ash-grey when dry; it is downy, especially near the edges. The underside is white or pale brown, with conspicuous, anastomosing ‘veins’ and long white rhizines.


Found on a rotting log.

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt 7 years ago

NICE spotting!! I am a lichen-lover!!

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Snoqualmie, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2017
Submitted on Apr 11, 2017

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