Saturday, 13 March 2010

LICHEN: Peltigera malacea, a scarce lichen

June 12, 2006
The lichen Peltigera malacea is very scarce in Britain where it's known from only three localities in Scotland, growing on oligotrophic soils amongst mosses, on acidic sand dunes and in conifer plantations on the coast. However, it is more frequent in Europe and it was seen and photographed in deep shade where on damp moss in the Styx ravine of Chelmos, a mountain in the Greek Peloponnese. Especially when wet, its thallus exhibits a striking bright green coloration.

The Styx ravine seen from near Zarouchla

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