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Witches Hair Lichen This hairy fungi (lichen) is drooping approx. 4 - 5m on this douglas fir. It grows on the north side of trees out of direct sunlight along very moist areas of the forest. Alectoria sarmentosa,witches hair lichen Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Witches Hair Lichen

This hairy fungi (lichen) is drooping approx. 4 - 5m on this douglas fir. It grows on the north side of trees out of direct sunlight along very moist areas of the forest.

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''Alectoria sarmentosa'' is a long-lived, perennial lichen. It is also sometimes classified as a fungus. It is a light greenish colored and fructicose or bushy bodied. This epiphytic lichen belonging to the Alectoriaceae family and the suborder Lecanorineae, which includes six similar species. ''A. sarmentosa'' grows draped or strung over conifer tree limbs and deciduous shrub branches in Northern temperate rainforest. This lichen favors mature and old growth, wet conifer and hardwood forests with.. more

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded Jul 17, 2015.