Ramalina farinacea (L.) Ach.

Ramalina farinacea has narrow branches with marginal soralia. It is epiphytic, more commonly on trees with higher bark pH. It might be rarely saxicolous. The lichen occurs in open landscapes (trees along roads, shrubby edges of fields) and open forests from the lowlands to the mountains. In Europe, it is one of the most common Ramalina species. In the Czech Republic, there is still a clear north-south gradient in its abundance. The northern part was heavily affected by acid rain in the past. R. farinacea is sensitive to them and disappeared in many regions. Richer populations persisted only in the southern parts. During the last decades, it has been returning gradually and occurs, e.g., on shrubs in extensively-managed agricultural landscapes.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Ramalinaceae Ramalina


Red list:VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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