lichen-Ramalina complanata

Ramalina complanata

Ramalina complanata photo by Bob Klips

Ramalina complanata photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Small. abundantly branched, tufted, dull. leathery thallus with flattened branches and papillate surface; apothecia terminal or subterminal; compare with R. americana  with surface not papillate and R. celastri with surface not papillate, apothecia lateral and superficial.

ECOLOGY: Common in the southeastern US; rare in Ohio with recent records from 4 counties plus 4 old records; on bark and old wood exclusively.

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