Definition of Genus Usnea

1. Noun. Widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus.

Exact synonyms: Usnea
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Usneaceae, Usneaceae
Member holonyms: Beard Lichen, Beard Moss, Usnea Barbata



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Usnea

genus Uma
genus Umbellularia
genus Umbrina
genus Unio
genus Upupa
genus Urginea
genus Uria
genus Urocyon
genus Urocystis
genus Urophycis
genus Uropsilus
genus Urosaurus
genus Ursinia
genus Ursus
genus Urtica
genus Usnea (current term)
genus Ustilaginoidea
genus Ustilago
genus Uta
genus Utahraptor
genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa

Literary usage of Genus Usnea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History Review: A Quarterly Journal of Biological Science by Armagh Natural History and Philosophical Society, Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Cork Scientific and Literary Society, Cuvierian Society of Cork, Dublin University Zoological and Botanical Association, Literary and Scientific Instit (1861)
"... 1860. nie author commences with the genus Usnea, describing the structure of the thallus, the division into medullary and cortical tissue, the nature of ..."

2. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"... pensile) of the so-called "Beard-moss," belonging to the genus Usnea which so frequently festoons the trees in swampy places and overflowed woodlands. ..."

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