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(Bryoria fuscescens)

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
(Bryoria fuscescens)
(Bryoria fuscescens)
(Bryoria fuscescens)
(Bryoria fuscescens)
Description:

A hairy lichen growing on a larch tree in old woodland. Probably greener than usual because of wet conditions. Possibly U. filipendula?
Edit: changed to match Alan's ID. Thanks, yet again, for your help.
Edit: What a difference a week makes. Further photos of the same material added. Much drier/greyer and blown around in the wind.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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I'm learning all the time!

I hadn't realised that anything other than Usnea had this filamentous growth. I must go back for a closer look and some better photos in good daylight (that photo was using flash on a very overcast late evening.)

Many thanks for your help.

Ian