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Peltigera aphthosa

Peltigera aphthosa (L.) Willd.

 

Common Freckled Pelt, Felt Lichen

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
SuborderPeltigerineaeA lichenized group of fungi, named for the genus Peltigera
FamilyPeltigeraceaeA lichenized family of fungi, named for the genus Peltigera
GenusPeltigeraFrom the Latin pelta, “a light shield,” referring to the round shieldlike apothecia
SpeciesaphthosaFrom Greek aphthai, “an eruption or pustule,” referring to the scattered dark ‘warts’ on the upper surface of this lichen

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Peltigera aphthosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Peltigera aphthosa (Common Freckled Pelt, Felt Lichen)

11/29/2008 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.6 × 1.7 m) ID is uncertain

Peltigera aphthosa (Common Freckled Pelt, Felt Lichen)

11/29/2008 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 6 × 4' (1.8 × 1.2 m) ID is uncertain

Peltigera aphthosa (Common Freckled Pelt, Felt Lichen)

11/29/2008 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain