Irish lichens

Ramalina canariensis
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: Ramalina canariensis

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On deciduous trees. Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Hollow, +/- flattened, grey-green thallus, slightly branched with wrinkled lobes to 1cm wide. Lobe ends split revealing farinose soredia (apical). Apothecia very rare.

Common on well-lit trees with basic bark, also on church walls.
Chemical reactions negative. Medulla, soralia UV+ blue-white

Similar: R. lacera. Thallus solid, soredia laminal and marginal.

Ramalina canariensis

Ramalina canariensis
Ramalina canariensis. December 2008 and June 2009

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