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  • Ramalina fraxinea (L.) Ach.
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Ramalina fraxinea
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Ramalina fraxinea
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Ramalina fraxinea
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Ramalina fraxinea
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Ramalina fraxinea
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A rather common, pollution sensitive epiphyte of basic-barked trees, this is a robust species (the loose, pendant tufts 3-6cm long on average) which, in suitable conditions, can grow to 20cm or more in length with broad, wrinkly branches. Discs are common, usually on short stalks both along the edges and across the surface of the branches.

Key characteristics

  • Large hanging tufts with long, broad wrinkly branches
  • Grows well on ash, sycamore and poplar; discs frequent, on short stalks.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini