Irish lichens

Ramalina fraxinea
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: Ramalina fraxinea

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On trunk and branches of ornamental Acer in carpark. Macroom, Cork, SW Ireland.

Loose, +/- pendant thallus developing broad, wrinkled lobes to 4cm wide. Apothecia laminal, marginal and apical, often on short-stalks.

Can be locally frequent on basic-barked trees, e.g Sycamore, Ash, Poplar. Sensitive to SO2 pollution and nutrient-enrichment.
Chemical reactions negative.

Ramalina fraxinea       Ramalina fraxinea

Ramalina fraxinea
Ramalina fraxinea. Macroom, Co.Cork. December 2008

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