Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park Is A Lichen Showground: 2

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Usnea scabrida aka Old Man’s Beard
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park – November 8th, 2014 – overcast conditions

This species looks like a tiny Bonsai and is, to me, one of the more appealing Lichens, along with the Cladia genus – Members of the Usneas apparently have common names like Woman’s Long Hair, Tree Moss, Old Man’s Beard or Beard Lichen – I hope my ID matches all the pictures in this Post.


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