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Peltigera collina
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Dog Lichen

Ascomycetes (Spore shooting fungi)
Family: Peltigeraceae

Showing white root like growths underneath and reddish-brown fruiting structures.

Thanks to Alan Silverside for putting me right on this one. (As I thought it was P. canina).

"The margins of the older thallus lobes can be seen to be breaking up into soredia (granules that are dispersed as a form of asexual reproduction). This makes this Peltigera collina.
The evidently scabrose upper surface also fits."
25 November 2004
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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25/11/2004 11:23:40
1/40 sec - F/8
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Exp. compensation: -0.3 EV
Light value: 9.6

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