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Ramalina farinacea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 21 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A lichen again. But this time a complete different species with a complete different ecology. Ramalina farinacea (Mealy ramalina - Melig takmos)
grows always epiphitic (a plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically). It is a very good indicator of clean air, thats why in my neighbourhood - about 10 km near Antwerp - it is rarely found.
Typical is the tufted, upright or hanging, pale greenish-gray thallus composed of slender, irregular branches. Soredia are formed on circular raised soralia (the whitish spots you can see at the left of this lichen)

Image: Schilde (Be)

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/13.0 ISO 400 200 mm

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Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Johan, ja ook weer zo'n prachtfoto, echt, de kleuren, trouwens groenige tinten zoals deze zijn men lievelingskleuren zoals de blauwige tinten, mooi om naar te kijken ook je portfolio.
Hele fijne zondag (✿◠‿◠)❤

21 Feb 2010 9:14am

@Patricia: Mijn neus gaat echt wel krullen van al je complimenten. Dank je zeer hartelijk !

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Les cheveux de la fée de l'arbre!

21 Feb 2010 6:03pm

@KriKridesign: Let's keep the fairytale going on ... :-)

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

a wonderful detail...

22 Feb 2010 9:56pm

@Frederike: Thx :-))))

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

You are getting some good macros of the lichen. :)

25 Feb 2010 3:38am

@Julie Brown: Thank you so much! I keep on trying and improving (i hope)

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 400
200 mm