Observation 59334: Usnea Dill. ex Adans.

When: 2010-11-20

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

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Got that Jason..
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-21 09:17:04 PST (-0800)

Thanks!! went out to check this…

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-11-20 09:37:09 PST (-0800)

No question about genus, but I’m barely qualified to id to species even in my own backyard! There are hundreds of species worldwide. Neat thing about this genus, should you see another one some day: grab a branch and stretch it — the cortex will break first, exposing a stretchy central cord sort of reminiscent of a rubber-band. This character is unique to this genus (and reliably present in every species). It allows you to distinguish it from other grayish or yellowish “beard” lichens (such as Alectoria and a few species of Ramalina).

Created: 2010-11-20 09:19:13 PST (-0800)
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