Observation 270432: Usnea lapponica Vainio (Site ID) (Usnea perplexans)

When: 2017-02-18

Collection location: Sky Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

Some tan but no dark at base, no red spotting or apothecia. Different structure than glabrata and not “inflated”


Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Long lichens on conifer back with abundant paler side branches. Some branches blackened at base. No apothecia. Not brittle.
Used references: California Lichens
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: When I looked at the picture originally, I thought it had black bases on some branching, but I now see it doesn’t.
Used references: California Lichens

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