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Ramalina subfarinacea (Nyl. ex Cromb.) Nyl.

Thallus erect, tufted, much branched, resembling R. farinacea but differing in the spreading, patch-forming holdfast, equally abundant but less well delimited marginal soralia with granular soredia, often more yellowish colour, and habitat; apothecia evidently rare. Widespread around the coast on rocks and cliffs, apparently requiring more sheltered sites than R. siliquosa, also sometimes inland but perhaps over-reported.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 787; Purvis et al. (1992), 526; Dobson (2005), 384-5 (photo); Dobson (2011), 388 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011) 406 (photo).

Ramalina subfarinacea
Ramalina subfarinacea
On sheltered coastal rocks, Kennedy's Pass, Ayrshire, May 2008

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