Cartilage Lichen - Ramalina farinacea
This is a silvery grey-green lichen with flattened, narrow branches (up to 3mm wide) and up to 7cm long, all arising from a compact holdfast.
Most commonly confused with Evernia prunastri but this species has as a two-tone colour, being paler on the underside than the upper side, wheras Ramalina is the same on both sides.
All year round.
Quite tolerant to pollution.
Commonest and most widespread of British species of Ramalina on trees.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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