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Peltigera venosa (L.) Hoffm.

4 photos.
A distinctive lichen known as the "fan lichen" or "lesser toad pelt".  It has dark-brown apothecia
which curl and turn black in areas of low moisture.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 191248








Peltigera venosa
1.  June 9, 2012.  A large group of thalli
with apothecia.

Peltigera venosa
2.  June 9, 2012.  Several thalli with apothecia
ranging from brown to black.

Peltigera venosa
3.  May 28, 2014.  Another group.

Peltigera venosa
4.  May 31, 2016.  Another group. Note
variation in the color of the apothecia
between the photos due to moisture conditions.

All photos taken at 9.5 mile
Portage Creek Road.
65°  25.192' N   144°  48.197
Elev. 1900 ft.