Observation 179155: Usnea Dill. ex Adans.

Proposed Names

61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Used references: Ozark Lichens, Harris & Ladd 2005

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Oh wait! This is the Smokies, not the Ozarks!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-16 17:15:23 PDT (-0700)

I need to read better… Definitely could still be U. subscabrosa, but there are additional options in the Smokies, and I don’t have my literature with me.

Can narrow down to a few
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-16 16:33:50 PDT (-0700)

Lack of red pigments and apothecia, growing on trees, narrows it down to just U. subscabrosa, U.dasaea, U.entoviolata. The last two are rare in your area, leaving U. subscabrosa. Harris & Ladd call it uncommon,but I thought it was fairly common, and besides it looks just like this. It was my first guess; process of elimination only serves to confirm it.

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