• Ramalina canariensis J.Steiner
Ramalina canariensis
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This ragged, wrinkled, flattened, variably bloated, fruticose, grey to green lichen epiphyte is common on basic-barked trees in well-lit, often isolated situations; parklands, estates, waysides. The lobe ends swell then split open to reveal a floury coating of soredia within. It is common in suitable sites throughout Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • The ragged, flattened thallus with soralia bursting from splits in the lobe ends serves to distinguish it
  • The thallus of Ramalina canariensis is usually hollow, at least in part, whereas that of a lookalike Ramalina lacera is not.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ramalina canariensis J.Steiner. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-23.