Observation 31685: Usnea cirrosa Mot.
When: 2010-01-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Locality: 29°15’7.40"N, 103°17’50.60"W, el. 1645-2120 m.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on piñon pine in an open woodland of piñon, juniper, and oak.

Identification: Seven species of Usnea are reported from the park:

epiphytic and with abundant spiny apothecia:
cirrosa, intermedia (=arizonica)

epiphytic and generally without apothecia:
hirta, subfloridana, lapponica, substerilis

on rocks:
amblyoclada

Usnea cirrosa is common to abundant in the park on piñon pine branches above 6,000 feet elevation. Wetmore reports Usnea intermedia from Emory Peak (under the name arizonica).

Common name: sundew beard lichen

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.715-716

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