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Bryoria fuscescens (Gyeln.) Brodo & D.Hawksw.


Thallus fruticose, pale to dark smoky-brown, if greyish-green (as in lower photograph) then with some branches tinged brown, usually pendant, isotomically branched, hair-like, soralia tuberulate or from fissures. Widespread but more common in the north and west, mainly on acid-barked trees (birch, conifers) and fence posts, rarely on rocks and dunes.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 226; Purvis et al. (1992), 127; Dobson (2005), 86 (photo); Dobson (2011), 94 (photo); Jahns (1983), 186-7 (photo); Whelan (2011), 55 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 116-7 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 82-3 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 183 (photo), 185, 188 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 33 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 239-241 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 104 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 64 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2011) 4: 31, 148 (photos, printed too dark); Stenroos et al. (2011), 74-5 (photos); Brodo et al. (2001), 181 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 135 (photo); McCune & Geiser (2009), 39 (photo).

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/bryoria-fuscescens

 
Bryoria fuscescens
On trunk of Birch (Betula), Kindrogan, Perthshire, April 2002
 
Bryoria fuscescens
On Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Braemar, Aberdeenshire, March 2008


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