Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Usnea arizonica Moytka
Western Bushy Beard
Usnea arizonica is one of the commonest lichens in the forest here. It typically hangs from the bark of trees. It is a light green with frequent yellow fruiting bodies.
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Usnea arizonica, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, May 18, 2010
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