Usnea subfloridana


A tufted, much branched, yellow-green to grey-green lichen, black at base of main stem, the main stem just above the base with fine, transverse but not longitudinal cracking, branches not constricted at their bases, terminal branches with rounded to oval soralia and clusters of short, spine-like isidia.

Identification difficulty

Widespread and often very common on tree trunks and more especially on the smaller branches, rare on rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map