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Ramalina farinacea

PNW Range:
  West sideAbundant
  East sideUncommon
  Immediate coastAbundant
  Alpine or subalpineNone
Habitat: West Cascades found in low to mid-elevation forests; also on trees in agricultural and urban areas; east Cascades mainly in low-elevation riparian habitats.
Substrate: Bark and wood, both conifers and hardwoods.
Synonymy: none
Ramalina farinacea - Habit
by B. McCune
Ramalina farinacea - Branches
by B. McCune
Ramalina farinacea - Habit
by B. McCune
Scale: Bar=1mm unless noted
Growth Form
Fruticose: Almost always
Foliose: Never
Crustose: Never
Appressed Foliose: Never
Fluffy Foliose or Strappy: Almost always
Dangling Hair: Rarely
Erect Hair: Rarely
Appressed Hair: Never
Stalks With Squamules: Never
Stalks: Never
Squamules: Never
Single Holdfast: Almost always
Dangling Nets: Never

Upper Surface
Upper Surface Color    (Dry) 
   Pale Yellow Green: Almost always
   Pale Green: Almost always
Upper Surface Tomentose: Never
Upper Surface Pruinose or Scabrid: Never
Upper Surface with Network of Ridges: Sometimes
Upper Surface with Pseudocyphellae: Sometimes
   Upper Surface with Holes into Cavity: Never
Cilia on Margins: Never

Inside (Medulla) Yellow or Orange: Never
Central Cord: Never
Hollow Stalks or Hollow Lobes: Never
Gelatinous: Never

Green Algae Primary Photobiont: Almost always
Cyanobacteria Primary Photobiont: Never
Internal Cephalodia: Never
External Cephalodia: Never

Usnic Acid: Almost always
Cortex KC+ Yellow: Almost always
Medulla P+ Orange or Red: Commonly
Sexual Reproduction
Perithecia: Never
Apothecia: Rarely
   Mazaedium: Never
Disk Color    (Dry) 
   Disk Pale Greenish: Almost always
   Disk Brown or Tan: Almost always

Asexual Reproduction
Isidia: Never
Soredia: Almost always
Lobules: Never