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Powdered Beard Lichen

Usnea lapponica


field notes of lichen it was about noon time on January 19th when we went outside to look for lichen their is about 15cm of snow on the ground right now.Its about 1.7º out side the wind is blowing really hard it was very hard to get the pictures because it was very bright and and the lichens are very small sometimes and really high up in the tree,and the pictures would come out very blurry. The color of the lichen that i found is a light green and very thin and the word i would discribe it by is fruticose. scientific name :Usnea lapponica kindom: Fungi Division: Ascomycota Class: Lecanoromycetes Order: Lecanorales Family: Parmeliaceae Genus: Usnea Species: lapponica

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 15, 2012

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