Definition of Genus Usnea
1. Noun. Widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Usneaceae, Usneaceae
Member holonyms: Beard Lichen, Beard Moss, Usnea Barbata
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Usnea
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. ..."