Observation 167118: Usnea Dill. ex Adans.
When: 2014-06-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on ground. Growing on Noble fir bark. Pendant. Five-inches long. Thick central stems, with numerous short spiky side-branches. Base with pinkish tints near bark. Thallus cortex is solid, white.

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Recognized by sight: same color as Alectoria, but Usnea has a “rubber band” in the center of its branches — pull on a branch until it snaps in two, if it breaks cleanly it’s Alectoria or Bryoria, if a stretchy central cord is revealed which breaks last after the rest of the branch has already split then it’s Usnea.

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Definately Usnea.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-15 15:01:08 NZST (+1200)

Had a ball snapping these yesterday (Friday). Didn’t expect that.

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