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Hooded Ramalina Lichen - Ramalina obtusata

Species of Concern

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
In Montana sporadic occurrences have been found in western Montana.
 
General Description
Thallus fruticose, erect or pendulous, pale greenish or tinged yellowish from usnic acid. Thallus partially hollow, perforate, small (less than 2-3 cm long), and somewhat translucent. Branches slender, delicate, and less than 1 mm wide. Soredia present beneath hooded lobe tips, often cup- or lip-shaped (McCune and Geiser 2009). Chemistry: Medulla K-, P-, and UV+ (McCune and Geiser 2009).

Species Range
Present
 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Habitat
On tree and shrub bark in low elevation riparian forests.

Ecology
Epiphytic.

Reproductive Characteristics
Reproduces asexually from soredia.

Threats or Limiting Factors
None identified.

References
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Hooded Ramalina Lichen — Ramalina obtusata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from