NS3778 : A lichen - Ramalina farinacea

taken 13 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A lichen - Ramalina farinacea
A lichen - Ramalina farinacea
This is a very common species on trees. It has tufts of flattened green branches. This species could be confused with Evernia prunastri, but has branches that are green above and below, while those of E. prunastri are green above, but paler below; compare: NS4276 : A lichen - Evernia prunastri.

In this photo, the branches can also be seen to have small rounded structures on them; despite appearances, these are not spore-producing discs, but are soralia, i.e., patches of powdery granules called soredia, which allow the lichen to reproduce asexually.

This is the commonest of the British species of Ramalina. For pictures of other Ramalina species, see: NS3778 : A lichen - Ramalina fastigiata
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 December, 2008
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Woodland, Forest 
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Carman Reservoir 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 374 785 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3571N 4:36.3592W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 374 785
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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