Ramalina canariensis Ramalinaceae
Ramalina canariensis

Growth type fruticose
Chemical reactions negative. Medulla, soralia UV+/- blue-white

On well-lit trees with base-rich bark, also rocks and sheltered walls.

Very variable. Thallus of one or many +/- flattened, ragged, grey-green lobes, the ends splitting to reveal farinose soredia. Younger lobes are solid with a lax, cottony medulla, older lobes are hollow. Apothecia very rare, marginal or on lobe surfaces, spores 15-21 x 6 Ám, broadly ellipsoid or kidney-shaped.

Similar: Ramalina lacera. Solid thallus, laminal and marginal soredia


Ramalina canariensis


Ramalina canariensis
Ramalina canariensis
Holton Lee, Dorset. March 2013

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