Observation 69332: Ramalina subleptocarpha Rundel & Bowler
When: 2011-05-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Locality: near the Piney Woods picnic area

Ramalina of the Point Lobos area

A CNALH dynamic checklist centered on Point Lobos State Park reports that eight species of Ramalina and 526 lichen species occur within 90 miles of the park. The following sketch of the Point Lobos Ramalina is drawn from Kashiwadani and Nash in Nash et al. (vol. 2, 2004, pp.440-455) and the CNALH accounts of these species. Click on the name of the lichen to go to the relevant CNALH page.

Ramalina canariensis
Ramalina pollinaria
Ramalina subleptocarpha
Ramalina farinacea

1a. laciniae (= branches) broad, 5-10 mm wide … Ramalina canariensis
1b. laciniae narrower, less than 5 mm wide … 2

2a. soredia terminal or submarginal, labriform or developed in terminal helmet-shaped soralia … Ramalina pollinaria
2b. soralia laminal or marginal, not terminal … 3

3a. soralia confluent, marginal, rarely laminal; soralia erupting in cracks between upper and lower cortices … Ramalina subleptocarpha
3b. soralia delimited; soredia farinose, in laminal or marginal, rounded, discrete soralia … Ramalina farinacea

non-sorediate, apothecia common
Ramalina menziesii
Ramalina dilacerata
Ramalina leptocarpha
Ramalina puberulenta

1a. pendulous; net-like … Ramalina menziesii
1b. shrub-like … 2

2a. shrub-like, with many narrow and even hollow branches … Ramalina dilacerata
2b. branches solid … 3

3a. hairless branch surfaces … Ramalina leptocarpha
3b. branch tips minutely hairy … Ramalina puberulenta

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Used references: Kashiwadani and Nash in Nash et al., vol.2, 2004, pp.440-455

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