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Peltigera leucophlebia

PNW Range:
  West sideOccasional
  East sideCommon
  Immediate coastUncommon
  Alpine or subalpineCommon
Habitat: At all elevations, occasionally in cold or dry habitats but generally in montane conifer forests.
Substrate: On mossy rock, forest floor, and mossy soil.
Synonymy: none
Peltigera leucophlebia - Habit
by B. McCune
Peltigera leucophlebia - Cephalodia
by B. McCune
Peltigera leucophlebia - Lower
by B. McCune
Peltigera leucophlebia - Lobe upper
Lobe upper
by B. McCune
Peltigera leucophlebia - Rhizines
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Peltigera leucophlebia - Cephalodium section
Cephalodium section
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Peltigera leucophlebia - Apothecia, back of young one
Apothecia, back of young one
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Scale: Bar=1mm unless noted
Growth Form
Fruticose: Never
Foliose: Almost always
Crustose: Never
Appressed Foliose: Sometimes
Fluffy Foliose or Strappy: Sometimes
Dangling Hair: Never
Erect Hair: Never
Appressed Hair: Never
Stalks With Squamules: Never
Stalks: Never
Squamules: Never
Single Holdfast: Never
Dangling Nets: Never
Lobe Width (mm): 30 (± 10)

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Pale Gray Green: Almost always
   Pale Green: Almost always
   Dark Green: Almost always
   Olive Green: Almost always
   Tan: Rarely
Upper Surface Tomentose: Never
Upper Surface Pruinose or Scabrid: Never
Upper Surface with Network of Ridges: Never
Upper Surface with Pseudocyphellae: Never
   Upper Surface with Holes into Cavity: Never
Cilia on Margins: Never
Lower Surface (Foliose)
Lower Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Whitish: Commonly
   Pale Gray: Commonly
   Dark Gray: Commonly
   Black: Commonly
   Brown: Sometimes
   Tan: Sometimes
Veined Below: Almost always
Rhizinate Below: Almost always
   Rhizines Squarrose: Sometimes
Tomentose Below: Sometimes
Cyphellae: Never
Pseudocyphellae Below: Never
Papillae Below: Never

Inside (Medulla) Yellow or Orange: Never
Central Cord: Never
Hollow Stalks or Hollow Lobes: Never
Gelatinous: Never

Green Algae Primary Photobiont: Almost always
Cyanobacteria Primary Photobiont: Never
Internal Cephalodia: Never
External Cephalodia: Almost always

Sexual Reproduction
Perithecia: Never
Apothecia: Sometimes
   Mazaedium: Never
Disk Color    (Dry) 
   Disk Brown or Tan: Almost always

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Never
Lobules: Never