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Ramalina lacera (With.) J.R.Laundon

Thallus fruticose with flattened branches, irregularly strap-like to tufted, branches usually with ragged (lacerate) margins and narrow prolongations, soralia present, both laminal and marginal, apothecia unknown. Very local, mostly southern and eastern and tending to be coastal, on nutrient-rich bark, more rarely on walls and rocks.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 785; Purvis et al. (1992), 527; Dobson (2005), 383-4 (photo); Dobson (2011), 387 (photo); Whelan (2011), 139 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 130-1 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 334-5 (photo).

Ramalina lacera
On Willow (Salix), Saltash, Cornwall, August 2008

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