Observation 52256: Ramalina lacera (With.) J.R. Laundon
When: 2010-08-18
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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Used references: Irish lichens; lastdragon.org

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When it comes to Mediterranean Ramalina?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-30 15:37:25 PDT (-0700)

Are you sure? I’m not laughing. :)

Your summary is a very good joke!
By: zaca
2012-05-30 14:28:15 PDT (-0700)
I know much less than you!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-30 14:12:49 PDT (-0700)

These are all exotic species to me. But the reticulate ridges in that new observation were really striking, so I thought I’d look into a bit more than usual. :)

Yes,
By: zaca
2012-05-30 14:02:47 PDT (-0700)

Judging by the photos it seems that (at least some of) the branches were somewhat compressed, inflated and hollow. According to your proposals, based on the british flora, I think that could be R. canarienses, taking the dimensions into account. Unfortunately, soralia is not clear to me.

Doesn’t this have hollow branches?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-30 12:23:52 PDT (-0700)

What about R. portuensis or R. canariensis instead? (Those are the only two sorediate species with hollow branches in British Flora.)

R. portuensis – main branches ±rounded, < 1.5 mm; soralia apical and lip-shaped, or as laminal ruptures in cortex; P+o K+o/r
R. canariensis – main branches compressed, mostly > 1.5 mm; soralia within inflated, helmet-shaped vesicles or soredia produced through splits in the cortex; P- K-

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