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Ramalina fraxinea

Observed: 20th February 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Ramalina fraxinea
Ramalina fraxinea (2)
Description:

Greenish in colour on both sides erect strap like was not fragile rather broad,can be confused with Evernia prunastri which differ's in having a whitish underside

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Thank's

I have put a few on and I think you go brain dead after a couple.

Sheila

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Evernia prunastri

Lichens are very variable and it is important to remember that the colour of the under sides of the lobes is only one of the distinguishing features between Evernia prunastri and Ramalina farinacea.

Ramalina farinacea has narrower lobes which give the whole thallus a more fragile appearance - your photos show well the broader appearance of Evernia lobes.

Evernia prunastri: http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Evernia_prunastri.html

Ramalina farinacea: http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Ramalina_farinacea.html