• Ramalina cuspidata (Ach.) Nyl.
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Ramalina cuspidata
© Mike Simms
Ramalina cuspidata
© Mike Simms
Ramalina cuspidata
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A conspicuous, shrubby, yellow-green lichen of the upper part of rocky shores. The strap-like lobes have numerous minute black dots (pycnidia), which are absent from the similar Ramalina siliquosa.

Key characteristics

  • Shrubby, yellow-green thallus.
  • Black dots (pycnidia) on lobes.
  • Exclusively marine.

Original text submitted by Michael Simms

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ramalina cuspidata (Ach.) Nyl.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-21.