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Witch’s hair lichen

Alectoria sarmentosa


I found these large mats of Witches hair lichen that literally formed curtains. Alectoria sarmentosa lacks a central chord that characterizes the genus Usnea.


Spotted on old growth fir trees next to the Cle Elum River in the eastern Cascade Mountains. Elevation 2400 ft.

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Tukup a month ago

Just lacks the hat :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Cousin it !

Tukup 2 months ago

Nice Brian. I have pictures of something similar down here that I haven't been able to identify. I'll have to see if I can dig the pictures up when I get back from my next trip. Thanks.

Brian38 2 months ago

Thank you very much Jae.

Jae 2 months ago

Wow nice! Great spotting, Brian.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.40, Long: -121.10

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Dec 12, 2019

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