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Hair Like Usnea Lichen

Hair Like Usnea LichenThe Hair-like Usnea, Usnea trichodea, Ach.

Habit and habitat.-On trees in long waving tufts.

Vegetative organ (thallus).-Pendulous, greatly elongated.
The few secondary branches are smooth, bearing numerous lax fibrils of variable length, cross-section circular (terete).

Fruiting organ (apothecia).-Small, disk pale flesh-colour with margin bearing very few fibrils.

Name.-The specific name trichodea is derived from the Greek, resembling hair, and refers to the thallus.