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When: 2012-06-03

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

This time I have some target species in the genus Ramalina. These are R. lacera and R. canariensis. According to the reference given, the first one is characterized by: (1) Solid thallus with one to many ragged, flattened, (2) reticulate and +/- solid lobes, the cortex often peeling; (3) Soralia develop on surface and edges of lobes.
The second species is considered similar to the first one, and its features can be described as follows:
(1) having hollow, +/- flattened, grey-green thallus, (2) slightly branched with wrinkled lobes to 1cm wide; (3) Lobe ends split revealing farinose soredia.
None of this species usually present apothecia and like most of he species in the genus the chemical reactions to C, K or KC are negative.
To observe them I chose some locations where I remember to found some in the past. In these first set of observations I only present specimens which I think that can belong to first one of the two species cited above and later I will present some others concerning the second species.


R. lacera on the right hand side, R. canariensis on the left hand side.
R. lacera on the right hand side, R. canariensis on the left hand side.

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