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DSCN0064

Observed: 19th May 2013 By: countryman
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Description:

a silvery coloured fungus

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

pf339's picture

Peltigera foliose lichen

Think it is a Peltigera foliose lichen but not sure of species.
Phil

AlanS's picture

Diseased?

This is something of a puzzle. I agree it is Peltigera membranacea, but it has clusters of something along the margins.

If these clusters were isidia, then they would make the lichen P. praetextata, but that seems unlikely. I think they are some kind of fungus, growing on the Peltigera, with the fungus apparently spread over the surface too..

Peltigera is host to all sorts of things, but this looks like a hyphomycete fungus - of which a few are known on Peltigera, but seemingly none matching what we see here.

Almost interesting, but looking at it another way, it is just a mouldy lichen.

Alan