ⓘ Usnea mutabilis

                                     

ⓘ Usnea mutabilis

Usnea mutabilis is a grayish-yellowish pale green, unequally branching, shrubby 3–7 cm long lichen commonly anchored on holdfasts on trees, mostly in eastern North America, sometimes in chaparral shurbs or pines in California. It is darker green than other members of the genus Usnea. The surface is covered with isolated, or clusters of, isidea. It lacks apothecia.

The common name is bloody moss. Thick axis and medulla pale red.

                                     
  • Usnea is a genus of mostly pale grayish - green fruticose lichens that grow like leafless mini - shrubs or tassels anchored on bark or twigs. The genus is
  • Rhizoplaca melanophthalma Umbilicaria aprina Umbilicaria decussate Usnea antarctica Usnea sphacelata Xanthoria elegans Xanthoria mawsonii Yeast species identified
  • Four species of the genus Andreaea: A. acutifolia Hook.f. Wils. A. mutabilis Hook.f. Wils. A. nitida Hook.f. Wils. A. subulata Harvey Anoectangium