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Ramalina peruviana Ach.
Family: Ramalinaceae
[Desmazieria peruviana (Ach.) Follmann & Huneck,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Thallus: fruticose, shrubby, up to 5 cm long branching: irregularly and intricately branched from a common or delimited holdfast branches: solid, flattened in main branches becoming terete or irregularly thickened distally, 0.5-1 mm in diam. surface: pale green to grayish green, smooth to +uneven, often striate, sorediate soredia: coarsely granular often with cylindrical fibrils, in punctiform, lateral or laminal soralia pseudocyphellae: common, ellipsoid or short linear cortex: thin; chondroid strands: continuous or dissected, smooth Apothecia: not seen for the Sonoran material Pycnidia: not observed Spot tests: cortex K-, C-, KC+ yellow, P-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P- Secondary metabolites: cortex with usnic acid; medulla with homosekikaic acid (major), sekikaic acid (major), and 4'-O-methylnorhomosekikaic acid and 4'-O-methylnorsekikaic acid (both minor). Substrate and ecology: on branches World distribution: cosmopolitan Sonoran distribution: rare in Baja California and Baja California Sur. Notes: Ramalina farinacea is the only species in the Sonoran area that may be mistaken for R. peruviana, but it has broader (up to 3 mm wide) and sparingly branched laciniae and produces depsidones such as protocetraric acid or norstictic acid.
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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