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Usnea subfloridana

Usnea subfloridana Stirt.

Usnea comosa auct.

Usnea similis Mot. ex Rasanen

Boreal Beard Lichen, Beard Lichen

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
Speciessubfloridana

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Usnea subfloridana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Usnea subfloridana (Boreal Beard Lichen, Beard Lichen)

4/3/2010 · Owl’s Head Lighthouse, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain