Observation 14723: Ramalina Ach.

When: 2008-10-17

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Pendant thin ribbon-like lichen, similar to Usnea but without a noticeable core, does have rare blackish tips. Found on a recently blown-down Sitka spruce twig within a few feet of high water in a near estuary area.


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Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Alectoria is never so flattened, Evernia never so pendent, leaving Ramalina leptocarpha (apotheciate) and R. subleptocarpha (sorediate) neither of which are ever so pendent in my experience, R. thrausta (I’ve never seen it so flattened), and R. usnea (much more southern species). Did you see any soredia or apothecia? If not then maybe R. thrausta.

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