Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, sér. 2, 4: 120 (1870).
A pan-American species new to the Galapagos; found mostly inland, often on mountain peaks and outcrops (currently known from Santiago, Pinzón, and Santa Cruz Island). The sorediate R. camptospora possibly forms a species pair with the fertile R. puiggarii. Both species do not contain secondary metabolites in their medulla, have thallus lobes that originate from a central holdfast, and are sparingly, mostly dichotomously branched. The lobes of R. camptospora are, however, basally angular and soon become flattened, whereas lobes of R. puiggarii are very strongly canaliculate, rolled up and thus appear terete.
Selected specimens examined. Ecuador: Galápagos: Pinzón Island, along the trail going up from Playa Escondida, 0˚ 36’ 0” S, 90˚ 39’ 46” W, alt. 150 m, arid zone with Prosopis juliflora, Alternanthera filifolia, Maytenus octogona, and Croton scouleri, on bark, twigs, 16 ii 2006, A. Aptroot 64151 B (CDS no. 30715); Santa Cruz Island, near Puntudo, 0˚ 38’ 41” S, 90˚ 20’ 13” W, alt. 750 m, fern zone, on rock (basalt lava), 27 v 2005, A. Aptroot 63208 A (CDS no. 29939); Santiago Island, summit of Cerro Gavilan, N- and E-side of the crater, 0˚ 12’ 20” S, 90˚ 47’ 3” W, alt. 840 m, fern-sedge zone; N- and NE-exposed, steep basalt cliffs of crater rim with ferns growing in crevices, on rock (basalt lava), 23 iii 2006, A. Aptroot 65739 (CDS no. 32331).
from: Aptroot, A. & Bungartz, F. (2007) The lichen genus Ramalina on the Galapagos. The Lichenologist39(6): 519-542.