Usnea rubrotincta

Family

Usneaceae

Name ref

Usnea rubrotincta Stirt.

Description

In [1] (as Usnea rubicunda var. spilota), [2] (as Usnea rubicunda var. spilota) and also here.

Distribution

Usnea rubrotincta is found in eastern Australia, along the coast and inland, from north Queensland to Tasmania and is known also from Norfolk Island and New Zealand ([2], as Usnea rubicunda var. spilota).

The species may not occur in all mangrove areas within its distribution. The following list gives Australian locations where this lichen has been reported definitely from mangrove habitats or on mangrove substrates -

NEW SOUTH WALES: Batemans Bay ([1], as Usnea rubicunda var. spilota)

QUEENSLAND: Tin Can Bay [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 22853, seen July 2011]

Australian substrates

On bark, rarely on rocks, and also fence posts ([2], as Usnea rubicunda var. spilota). On Rhizophora stylosa [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 22853, seen July 2011].

References

  1. Stevens, G.N. (1999). A revision of the lichen family Usneaceae in Australia. Bibliotheca Lichenologica, 72: 1-128. (more)
  2. Stevens, G.N. (2004). Usneaceae. Flora of Australia, 56A: 78-115. (more)

-- HeinoLepp - 2011-04-08