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Lichen Usnea florida

Usnea florida

Description:

I found this amongst some small plants at the side of a path beside a river. Not sure if it was growing there, or if it fell from a tree.

Habitat:

Cloud forest, 2200 meters in the Talamanca Mountains of southern Costa Rica.

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19 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Leuba...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice !

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Hahaha... OK Mark, I'm convinced ! Thanks for the link to the Global Mapper. Very useful !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

..and Luis spotting is Mexico

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

...in fact it's almost as well travelled as you (LOL)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I'm not sure why you think location is relevant Pam. Check this http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?kind=...

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

yes Mark it certainly does, but it's a long way from Ireland ! Seems like there are other species of Usnea found in Costa Rica, but my internet is too slow to download images !! Thanks for the lead Mark and Luis.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Oops... just noticed Luis/Arlanda link :)
Yes a very nervy look.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Looks like fresh Usnea florida :) http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-lichen/...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Amazing shapes.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thank you Fyn... most honoured !

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

OK Luis, I added it to fungi...

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Chun

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Very interesting.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Yes Pam. I have one very similar to yours and it was ID by Arlanda
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/139...

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Luis...Should this go in fungi, then?

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Amazing find !
Really looks like some kind of weird lichen.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

It looks like some kind of lichen Pamsai, grat find!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 28, 2015
Submitted on May 2, 2015

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