Ramalina canariensis Ramalinaceae
Ramalina canariensis

Growth type fruticose
Chemical reactions negative. Medulla, soralia UV+ blue-white

Found on well-lit trees with base-rich bark, also on rocks and sheltered walls.

Variable. Thallus of one or many hollow, +/- flattened, ragged, grey-green lobes, the ends splitting to reveal farinose soredia. Apothecia very rare.

Similar: Ramalina lacera. Solid thallus, laminal and marginal soredia


Ramalina canariensis


Ramalina canariensis
Ramalina canariensis
Holton Lee, Dorset. March 2013

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