Observation 98692: Alectoria sarmentosa subsp. vexillifera (Nyl.) D. Hawksw.

When: 2012-06-30

Collection location: Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Longer and shaggier than most in the area.
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: alpine, ~prostrate, mostly pale but with some blackened areas, branches flattened in places to irregularly ridged and crumpled, pseudocyphellae elongate
Used references: British Flora

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Last two photos are Ramalina subfarinacea, I think
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-30 14:42:30 CDT (-0500)

Note the soredia on the margins. It keys to R. farinacea or R. subfarinacea; the latter is more often on rock, and should have excavate soralia as yours seems to have, and tends to form “swards”. (R. farinacea is usually epiphytic and has flat or convex soralia.)

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