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Usnea cornuta?

Observed: 29th April 2012 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Different specimens of the same species (I hope).

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

Apparently correct

I don't usually identify Usnea photographs to species, especially when we don't know if the base is blackened or not. Probably I shouldn't be agreeing with the identification now.

However, this does look like quite typical U. cornuta, with its rather rigid, claw-like branches, and, importantly, the branches can be seen to be constricted and sometimes annulate at their bases.

Alan

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

I did research what it could be but I am not yet at the stage of remembering what I should be looking for when I am infront of the specimen! I'll try to remember to get better photos next time.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)