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Ramalina farinacea

Observed: 20th March 2011 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensoceanlis2000’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

Algae

Certainly Evernia prunastri, though not the healthiest material I have seen. There is a pronounced algal layer on the top surface, not part of the lichen.
Alan

EDIT (24.3.2011): Sorry, I looked at this too quickly. It has well-defined discoid soralia along the edges of the lobes. No wonder it looks "unhealthy" for Evernia - it is Ramalina farinacea!
(Of course, it looks unhealthy for that too ...)

Alan

oceanlis2000's picture

Thanks for the comments, it's

Thanks for the comments, it's interesting that the algae layer is so predominant, quite a few were like this and I thought it may be something to do with reproduction!