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_MG_3873

Observed: 18th December 2011 By: miked
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_MG_3873
Description:

Is this just another form of Evernia prunastri or is it something different such as a Ramalina?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Thanks

Thanks. Actually have just looked this up and it says Ramalina fastigiata normally grows in well lit areas whereas these specimens rarely get the light as far as I recall as they are on hawthorn branches so in summer the canopy would completely shade them and in the winter the tree is shaded by loads of others on the south side. Not sure if this extra bit of information would influence the ID?

synan's picture

Maybe

Consider me a lot less certain now. The only other possibility I can see is Ramalina calicaris, which can tolerate a bit more shade.