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Peltigera canina?

Observed: 21st September 2011 By: lewislewis’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenslewis’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
ICK B3 1st query peltigera canina (6)
ICK B3 1st query peltigera canina (6) 1
ICK B3 1st query peltigera canina (6) 1 2
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Species with which peltigera canina interacts

Comments

AlanS's picture

Worth noting ...

This is true Peltigera canina, a rare species of sandy soils, especially on dunes and in Breckland.

The great majority of records of this species inland in Britain (and quite a lot on dunes too) are errors for the much more common P. membranacea, which is larger and has long, single, "fang-like" rhizines, not the short, tufted ones shown here.

These are good photographs, showing the characters of the underside very well - this should be a standard reference observation for this species.

Alan

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Suggestion in forums

I have cited this observation as a good example of what should become a "reference observation".

See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/229037

Alan