Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Usnea
Family: Parmeliaceae (Lichen)
Taxon : Lichen
Group : Plant

SPECIES
exasperata
NOTES

Long, tangled, grey-green strands hang from trees. When boiled it produces a pinkish-brown dye which is permanent and needs no fixing.


AUTHORITY
(Mull Arg.) Motyka
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Lichen
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A grey-green
Colour: Green
Notes: A greenish-grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Old mans beard
Lichen
Habitat
NOTES: Hangs in long streamers from trees
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Antibiotics
Some species of Usnea are used as immune system boosters. They contain usnic acid which has antibiotic properties
Immune system booster
Unspecified use
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Usnea dasypogoides
Usnea dasypoga



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