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Bryoria subcana (Nyl. ex Stizenb.) Brodo & D.Hawksw.

Thallus fruticose, pale grey to greyish green, maybe tinged brown near the base, pendant, isotomically branched, hair-like. Scarce and mainly in the north, on coniferous and deciduous trees. Not always easy to distinguish from Bryoria fuscescens, and may be a variant of that species, but with soralia tuberculate only (not from fissures) and with different chemistry.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 228; Purvis et al. (1992), 127; Dobson (2005), 86; Dobson (2011), 94; Nordic Lichen Flora (2011) 4: 36, 150 (photos, printed too dark); Stenroos et al. (2011) 80-1 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 185; McCune & Geiser (2009), 42 (photo).

Bryoria subcana
Bryoria subcana
On Larch (Larix decidua), Braemar, Aberdeenshire, March 2008

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