Jun 8, 2010, 8:24:04 AM6/8/10
to J.M. Garg, efloraofindia, rashida atthar, tanay bose, Swapna Prabhu, chile...@gmail.com, Yazdy Palia, kiran ranadive
Dear Rashida ji,
To me this lichen appears to be a fruticose lichen Ramalina farinacea
. This is one of the commonest tree- inhabiting species. The thallus is strap- shaped, flattened, grows in tufts - erect or pendant ( 3 to 10 cm long) and is grey-green in colour. The thallus is similar in appearance on both sides.
Rashida ji, I don't know its exact size. From its look I am able to gather that it is Ramalina
sp. If you have a close up of branches may be we can see soralia.
Dr.Inderjeet Kaur Sethi
Department of Botany
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi