Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Parmeliaceae

Usnea subfloridana Stirt.

Type: Fruticose

The most commonly recorded Usnea species in the islands. Commonly found on trees and fence posts. The thallus is very variable in the degree of branching. The combination of a dense medulla, lack of articulation, blackened base, nature of the soralia and chemistry are diagnosic

Christine Johnson

Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species
Thell & Moberg, editors (2011) Nordic Lichen Flora, Volume 4: Parmeliaceae