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Ramalina fastigiata (Pers.) Ach.

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Family: RAMALINACEAE

Habitat: Ubiquitous

Description

    Thallus tufted, often half-spherical, 2-5 cm tall, more or less erect, made of short branches, 2-5 mm wide, pleated and wrinkled, sometimes excavate, notably towards apices near apothecia, medulla hollow, soralia, isidia and pseudocyphellia absent, upper and lower surface concolourous, pale grey-greenish, pale grey-yellowish, pale greyish. Apothecia numerous, at lobe apices, often at the same level, disc concave, then flat and occasionally convex, concolourous to the thallus or very pale beige-pink. Ascospores broadly ellipsoid, slightly kidney-shaped, 1-septate, 12-17 x 5-6 µm. Photobiont: Trebouxioid. Chemical spot tests negative. Common, on twigs of trees in humid and well-lit areas, often together with other Ramalina species very rare on rocks. N.B. Near the seashore, not to be confused with Ramalina calicaris of which the lobes are caniculate and the ascospores straigth, and with Ramalina fraxinea which the apothecia are cup-shaped at first, and mainly lateral, arranged in several levels.*







Ramalina fastigiata Kermorvan 1
Alain GERAULT



Ramalina fastigiata Le Fret 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Crozon
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Le Guilvinec
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Crozon 2
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Lesteven 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Lesteven 2
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Lesteven 3
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata & Ramalina farinacea (gauche) Lesteven 4
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Ramalina fastigiata Crozon 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



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