Ramalina fraxinea Ramalinaceae
Ramalina fraxinea

Growth type fruticose
Chemical reactions and UV negative

Can be locally frequent on basic-barked trees, e.g Sycamore, Ash, Poplar but decreasing due to SO2 pollution and nutrient-enrichment.

The loose, +/- pendant thallus has finely ridged broad lobes to 4cm wide. The apothecia are often on short-stalks, laminal, marginal and apical.


Ramalina fraxinea
Ramalina fraxinea
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. March 2014

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