Peltigera britannica

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Taxonavigation: Peltigerineae 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Peltigerales
Subordo: Peltigerineae

Familia: Peltigeraceae
Subfamilia: Peltigeroideae
Genus: Peltigera
Species: Peltigera britannica



Peltigera britannica (Gyelnik) Holt.-Hartw. & Tønsberg, 1983

  • Peltidea variolosa f. britannica Gyeln.


  • Peltidea aphthosa sensu auct. brit., 2002
  • Peltigera aphthosa sensu auct. brit., 2002



Primary references

  • Holt.-Hartw. & Tønsberg, Nordic Jl Bot. 3: 681–688 (1983)

Additional references

  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Peltigera (pp. 503-522) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22465] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Peltigera britannica, description & photo: pp. 505-06)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) Peltigera (pp. 279-86) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22402] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Peltigera britannica: p. 282)
  • Goward, T.; McCune, B. and Meidinger, D. (1994) Peltigera (pp. 97-106). In, The lichens of British Columbia. Illustrated Keys. Part I. - Foliose and squamulose species. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C. Special Report Series 8., 181 pages.   **[RLL List # 156 / Rec.# 6950] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Web site)
  • Purvis, O.W.; Coppins, B.J.; Hawksworth, D.L.; James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) (1992) Peltigera (pp. 440-447). In, The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Peltigera britannica: p. 442)
  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Peltigera britannica

Vernacular names

English: Flaky freckle pelt;   British felt lichen