: a large genus (the type of the family Peltigeraceae) of foliaceous lichens with shield-shaped or tooth-shaped apothecia

Word History


New Latin, from pelti- (from pelta) + -gera (from Latin, feminine of -ger, from gerere to bear, wage, cherish)

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“Peltigera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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