Hooded Bush Lichen - Ramalina obtusata
Species of Concern
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MNPS Threat Rank
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In Montana sporadic occurrences have been found in western Montana.
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)
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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On tree and shrub bark in low elevation riparian forests.
Reproduces asexually from soredia.
Threats or Limiting Factors