Gray Horsehair Lichen

Thallus long; palegray to dark smokey brown, hanging in clumps, with slender strands containing long narrow slits on the surface. In old-growth forest habitats and forested peatlands on conifers and hardwoods. Important genus for wildlife forage and nesting material. At least fifteen species of Byoria occur in this region.

Alaska species lichens Gray Horsehair Lichen


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