• Ramonia interjecta Coppins
Ramonia interjecta
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This lichen grows on nutrient-rich bark such as elder and willow. It resembles a Gyalecta or a small Thelotrema but has six- to nine-septate, maggot-like spores that are rounded at one end and pointed at the other. Spores are less than 6Ám wide and up to 43Ám long. It is often hard to find on bark and is sometimes collected by accident. In Ireland, the species is known from only one collection.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus hardly apparent but with pore-like discs; its lichenized status is dubious
  • Spores curiously maggot-shaped: normally six- to nine-septate with opposite ends blunt and pointed; elder, willow, etc.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ramonia interjecta Coppins. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-12-13.