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"Spanish moss" lichen covering a tree.

lichen, green
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Posted by sea-kangaroo over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I thought these were "California Spanish Moss," aka lace lichens, aka Ramalina menziesii. I looked at the following reference, but don't know how scientific it is: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/spanish-moss-really-moss-75065.html

Posted by truthseqr 6 months ago (Flag)
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Good point! There's a lot of green tufty stuff that's definitely Usnea, but when I actually stop and think about it all of the really hang-down drapey stuff has been lace lichen, so I think you're right. I'll pay attention next time I'm out hiking and confirm.

Posted by sea-kangaroo 6 months ago (Flag)
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Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
Posted by sea-kangaroo 6 months ago (Flag)
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Finally looked at this same tree with telephoto, and it's definitely lace lichen: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4620489

Posted by sea-kangaroo 15 days ago (Flag)
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Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
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