Definition of Beard lichen

1. Noun. Greenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees.

Exact synonyms: Beard Moss, Usnea Barbata
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Genus Usnea, Usnea

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beard Lichen

bearberry willow
beard lichen (current term)
beard moss
beard the lion in his den
beard worm
bearded darnel
bearded dragon
bearded dragons
bearded iris
bearded mussel
bearded mussels
bearded reedling
bearded reedlings

Literary usage of Beard lichen

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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"A cross section of a stem of the beard lichen (Usnea barbata) at the point of origin of a branch (s), the latter being shown in longitudinal section; c, ..."

2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"One of the commonest species of fruticose Lichens belonging to this group is Usnea barbata, the beard lichen, frequently occurring on trees and having large ..."

3. The Clinical Journal (1893)
"... sometimes causing Ringworm of the Scalp, but invariably causing Ringworm of the Beard. Lichen Planus. The patient, a strong healthy man, a gardener from ..."

4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"... the beard lichen, frequently occurring on trees and having large fringed apothecia (Fig. 424). ..."

5. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"Here are included many elegant and well-known forms, including Usnea barbata, the Old Man's beard lichen, which hangs in long tassels and festoons from the ..."

6. Adventure Guide Scandinavia by Henrik Berezin (2006)
"Perhaps the most extraordinary plant in the woods is the beard-lichen, shown at right. It grows on spruce trees and looks, as the name indicates, ..."

7. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"... 477; trifolii, 502 Usnea barbata, mechanic tissues of, 81; the beard lichen, 83 Ustilaginaceae, characters of family, 178 Ustilago avenae, figures of, ..."

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