Lichen - Ramalina farinacea
Family - Ramalinaceae
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Many thanks to Fay Newbury at Reading University for the identification of this Lichen species – Ramalina farinacea.
A "bushy" grey branched lichen with narrow lobes that have oval spots of their sides. Occurs on bark often high up as it likes moderately clean air. I would expect that you won't have a lot of it in the park.
Basic species description for Lichens, other Lichen species in Brickfields Park.
Tufted, upright, pale greenish–grey thallus composed of slender, irregular branches, the thallus commonly 2–8cm (0.75–3in) tall. Fruticose thallus, upright, bushy, composed of irregular flattened branches, 1–5mm (0.04–1.8in) wide, 0.5–1.5mm (0.02–0.06in) thick and attached at a single point. Exterior smooth, pale greenish–grey to yellowish–green when dry, similarly coloured when wet, often with a whitish superficial "bloom".
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