Peltigera elisabethae Gyeln.

A species often forming large thalli with crispy lobes. Characteristic features are the absence of veins at the underside, a sharp border between the light colour at lobe margins and the dark centre, black fasciculate rhizines, and the occasional presence of schisidia. The species is terricolous or saxicolous, occurring in grasslands or on mossy basic rocks. Outside the Czech Republic, it has been reported also from tree bases. It prefers nutrient-rich to calcareous habitats. Its European range covers the northern part of the continent and mountain areas. In the Czech Republic, the lichen is rare. Recently, it has been recorded in the Šumava foothills, Křivoklát region and in several localities in western Bohemia.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Peltigeraceae Peltigera

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):CR – critically endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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