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Usnea

 

 

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
SuborderLecanorineaeLichens
FamilyParmeliaceaeIncludes many common lichens such as Xanthoparamelia, Usnea, Parmotrema, and Hypotrachyna
GenusUsneaFrom Arabic Ushnah, “lichen,” which was translated to Latin by Ebubekir Muhammed bin Zekeriya Razi

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Usnea description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Usnea

(Usnea) · Growing on pond cypress. · 4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified

Usnea

(Usnea) · Growing on pond cypress. · 4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 19 × 12" (47 × 31 cm) Species not yet identified

Usnea

(Usnea) · Growing on pond cypress. · 4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified