Irish lichens

Ramalina lacera
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: Ramalina lacera

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On estuary trees. Ardsallagh, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Very variable. Solid thallus with one to many ragged, flattened, reticulate and +/- solid lobes, the cortex often peeling. Soralia develop on surface and edges of lobes. Apothecia are unknown. Chemical reactions negative. UV-
Host to Mixtoconidium insidens, first Irish record Sept 2019

Occasional on nutrient-rich bark, also occurs on sheltered coastal walls and rocks.

Similar: Ramalina canariensis. Thallus hollow. Soralia apical.

Ramalina lacera

Ramalina lacera

Ramalina lacera
Ramalina lacera. April 2012

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