Sunday, November 30, 2008

Beard Lichen, Usnea sp.

This 1/2" tall lichen is growing on a Asian Pear tree. There are many species of Beard Lichen and I am unable to get more specific than the Usnea family. Note the tiny water droplet on the spider web in the upper left.

3 comments:

Milly said...

In the close-up the lichen looks kind of like seaweed! Thanks for pointing out the water drop in the spiderweb - neat!

Owlman said...

A great addition to your evolving collection which as I said before will make a very handy field guide. I will keep encouraging you of course.

metasequoia said...

Thank you for the kind comments