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Usnea hirta (L.) F.H. Wigg.

Usnea variolosa Mot.


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
Specieshirta

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Usnea hirta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Usnea hirta

8/22/2020 · Kettle Hole Bog, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain