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Fungi: Ascomycota: Lecanoromycetes: Lecanorales: Parmeliaceae: Usnea rubicunda Stirt.

Usnea rubicunda – Red Beard Lichen

Synonyms: Usnea arida, Usnea protensa, Usnea rubiginosa, Usnea sublurida.

Common name: Red Beard Lichen.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Usnea rubicunda, commonly known as the red beard lichen, is a type of arboreal lichen native to temperate regions in North, Central and South America, as well as Europe, Eastern Asia, and North Africa. This fruticose species forms hair-like hanging clusters that are orange to red in color. It is at risk of extirpation in Canada.

Russian: Уснея красноватая.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Beard lichen <B>Usnea rubicunda</B>(?) fallen from an oak or a pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-16.htm">November 16, 2019</A>
LinkBeard lichen Usnea rubicunda(?) fallen from an oak or a pine on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, November 16, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Red beard lichen (<B>Usnea rubicunda</B>) fallen from a tree after a recent windy day on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkRed beard lichen (Usnea rubicunda) fallen from a tree after a recent windy day on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Hair-like cluster of red beard lichen (<B>Usnea rubicunda</B>) fallen from a tree after a recent windy day on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkHair-like cluster of red beard lichen (Usnea rubicunda) fallen from a tree after a recent windy day on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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