Observation 31853: Usnea Dill. ex Adans.

Locality: 29°15’7.40"N, 103°17’50.60"W, el. 2100 m

Substrate and habitat: Growing on bark 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:

Among the non-fertile epiphytic beard lichens, the two most common species are probably hirta and subfloridana. Wetmore (1976) reports both species from Emory Peak and the East Rim. The present locality is near the north slope of Emory Peak.

Common name: beard lichen

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