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Peltigera rufescens

Distribution: Washington; Alaska to northern California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota to Maine, south to Missouri and Maryland; Canada.

Habitat: In full sun.

Substrate: Dry, sandy, calcareous soils.

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Thallus grey to brownish, heavy tomentum on upper surface of lobes. Rhizines abundant, forming a mat. Apothecia red-brown, common.

Accepted Name:
Peltigera rufescens (Weiss) Humb.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Peltigera rufescens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Peltigera rufescens photos.

USDA Plants: Peltigera rufescens information.

3 photographs:
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