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Usnea strigosa (Ach.) Eaton

 

Bushy beard lichen

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
SuborderLecanorineaeLichens
FamilyParmeliaceaeIncludes many common lichens such as Xanthoparamelia, Usnea, Parmotrema, and Hypotrachyna
GenusUsneaFrom Arabic Ushnah, “lichen,” which was translated to Latin by Ebubekir Muhammed bin Zekeriya Razi
Speciesstrigosa

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Usnea strigosa (bushy beard lichen)

12/12/2020 · South Yarmouth, Mass­a­chu­setts ID is uncertain

Usnea strigosa (bushy beard lichen)

9/4/2020 · Wilson’s Cove Trail, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 3½ × 4" (9.2 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Usnea strigosa (bushy beard lichen)

10/3/2020 · Otter Brook Preserve, Harpswell Land Trust, Harpswell, Maine ID is uncertain

Usnea strigosa (bushy beard lichen)

10/3/2020 · Otter Brook Preserve, Harpswell Land Trust, Harpswell, Maine ID is uncertain

Usnea strigosa (bushy beard lichen)

9/4/2020 · Wilson’s Cove Trail, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 7.8 cm) ID is uncertain