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  • Ramalina fastigiata (Pers.) Ach.
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Ramalina fastigiata
© Robert Thompson
Ramalina fastigiata
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This unmistakable, shrubby lichen forms neat sprays of grey-green tufted lobes 2-5cm high, terminating in numerous cream-coloured discs. The stiff, shiny, partly-deflated nature of the erect lobes anchored by a strong holdfast gives the whole plant a domed or conical appearance like an exuberant arrangement of tubular trumpets. Common on well-lit trees, along hedgerows, parks and in gardens, basic-bark preferred.

Key characteristics

  • Shrubby lichen of tufted lobes each terminating in a cream disc often larger than the diameter of the lobe
  • The arrangement can produce a dome of discs.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini