• Ramalina chondrina J.Steiner
Ramalina chondrina
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This is a rare lichen of rocky coastal heath and siliceous sea cliffs. It is known only from Tearaght Island in the Blasket Islands and the remote Skellig Michael in south-west Ireland. The tufted or scattered pale green-grey thallus is distinct in its resemblance to threads of hair, mottled black, bearing pointed, hook-tipped branches.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus: thread-like (growing to 5cm long) without isidia or soredia
  • Green-grey, smudged with black, often twisted around other lichens. By the sea: cliffs (grey zone), coastal heath, south-west Ireland.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ramalina chondrina J.Steiner. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-19.