All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sinewed Ramalina</strong> - a fruiticose lichen
<em>Ramalina americana</em> 
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Feb. 22, 2009
 
These flat-branched lichens are commonly found growing on tree bark. Larger specimens have round, flat apothecia on the e...
Sinewed Ramalina - a fruiticose lichen
Ramalina americana
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Feb. 22, 2009

These flat-branched lichens are commonly found growing on tree bark. Larger specimens have round, flat apothecia on the ends of the branches. The scientific names of some of the lichens are fun to say, like "Ramalina"!

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