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Ramalina fastigiata (Pers.) Ach.


Thallus tufted, green (when wet) to grey, branches irregularly shaped, flattened, hollow, striate, soralia absent; laminal and terminal apothecia usually abundant. Widespread and locally common on tree trunks and branches, often an early colonist on young, planted trees.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 785; Purvis et al. (1992), 527; Dobson (2005), 383 (photo); Dobson (2011), 386 (photo); Jahns (1983), 230-231 (photo); Whelan (2011), 138 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 134-5 (photos); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 334-5 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 332-3 (photo); Wirth (1995), 2: 798 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 47 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 2: 973, 975 (photo); Frahm et al. (2010), 159 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 160 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 391 & 397 (photos).

 
Ramalina fastigiata
Dunblane, Stirlingshire, May 2008, with Physcia stellaris
 
Ramalina fastigiata
On Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Kindrogan, Perthshire, March 2008 (wet)


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