• Ramalina calicaris (L.) Fr.
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Ramalina calicaris
© Mike Simms
Ramalina calicaris
© Mike Simms
Ramalina calicaris
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Not uncommon in Ireland on well-illuminated wayside and woodland trees. Often found growing with close relatives R. farinacea, R. fastigiata and R. fraxinea, but distinctly different in its narrow, pendent, single-channelled branches and overall glossy appearance. Discs common: at the tips of the branches.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus usually pendent; branches narrow, with a distinct channel down the centre
  • Glossy sheen often found intermixed with other lichens of the same family.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ramalina calicaris (L.) Fr.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-16.