Observation 200116: Usnea alpina Mot.

When: 2015-02-27

Collection location: near Bumping Lake, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Long Usnea hanging from old growth Douglas fir and Larch trees.

Montane habitat- 3500ft.

Temp: mid 40’s.

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Eye3 Eyes3
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Thanks! Forgot all about McCune’s key.
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-03-04 10:54:17 PST (-0800)
Hey Jason-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2015-03-04 10:47:46 PST (-0800)

Should have placed this under “promising,” instead of “I’d call it that.”

Here is the PNW key I used-


Wow, took some work just to find a description of this species!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-03-04 09:37:47 PST (-0800)

What resources did you use to arrive at this name?

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