Observation 62705: Ramalina complanata (Sw.) Ach.
When: 2011-01-15
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: abundant in open places in coastal scrub, mostly on long-dead buttonwood limbs, especially in openings in black mangrove area which are apparently frequently flooded

chemistry is highly variable, however the important thing to note is the C- but KC+ reaction (protocetraric acid), divaricatic acid (UV+ice) and varying quantities of salazinic acid (K+y to red) also frequently present

morphology is rather variable, but always very flattened with copious white warts, especially on backs of apothecia

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Used references: Lichens of North America, Brodo et al. 2001
Based on chemical features: most: K+ violet very slow, C-, KC+ reddish/violet, UV-
some: K-, C-, KC+ reddish/violet, UV+ ice blue
one: K+y to blood red

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