Irish lichens

Ramalina farinacea
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: Ramalina farinacea

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On trunk and twigs of deciduous trees. Cork, SW Ireland

Shrubby pale grey-green or yellow-green thallus with narrow, flattened lobes. Oval or disc-shaped soralia with farinose soredia occur on margins of lobes. Apothecia rare, marginal or laminal.

Throughout Ireland on nutrient-rich bark, occasionally on rocks. Medulla and soralia usually K-, occasionally K+ yellow turning red.

Similar: Ramalina subfarinacea. Mainly found on coastal rocks. Evernia prunastri. Underside whitish with green patches.

Ramalina farinacea

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

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