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)
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