lichen-Usnea amblyoclada

Usnea amblyoclada

Usnea amblyoclada habitat

Usnea amblyoclada substrate photo by Bob Klips

Usnea amblyoclada substrate

Usnea amblyoclada photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Small, abundantly branched, windswept papillate, sorediate-isidiate thallus; on rock; K+ yellow turning red; compare with U. halei which has larger, rounded soralia containing abundant isidia (not known from Ohio).

ECOLOGY: A southern US species; mainly southern in Ohio where it is rather uncommon on acidic rock in partial shade to full sun.

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