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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