Lichen: Usnea subfloridana | Nature Notes from Dorset

As you walk by hedgerows and scrub in winter when they are denuded of leaves you surely cannot fail to notice the masses of lichen that adorn the stems and branches. Of these lichens this distinctive 'spidery' one forms great masses of bristly offshoots. It is called Usnea subfloridana.
The Usnea range of lichen are members of the fruiticose set because they produce little fruiting bodies that often look a little bit like golf tee pegs.
Usnaa subfloridana is by far the most common of the British Usnea family. 

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