Usnea fragilis Stirt. ?; 



Lichen – Usnea sp. from Shillong, Meghalaya : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.

I hope attached images may be Usnea sp. Please ID the sp.
Date :09.10.2013
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya

It looks like Usnea subfloridana

It is difficult to identify Usnea species without studying specimen as many morphological/anatomical characters as well as chemical analysis are required for specific delimitation. However, under such limitations, out of several probables including Usnea subfloridana Stirt. (reported from Western Himalaya), it is close to Usnea fragilis Stirt. which is already reported from Meghalaya (Mauphlong, Upper Shillong)..

The collector may consult “Garima Awasthi, 1986. Lichen genus Usnea in India. J. Hattori Bot. lab. 61: 331-421.”.for correct identity.


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