Bryoria fuscescens (Gyeln.) Brodo & D. Hawksw.

Opera Bot. Soc. Bot. Lund 42: 83 (1977).

Basionym: Alectoria fuscescens Gyeln., Nyt Mag. Naturvid. 70: 55 (1932).


Barcode: AF451736.


Thallus: pendent or prostrate, lax, up to 20 cm long, moderately branched, main branches subparallel. Branches terete but with occasional flattening, straight or more or less torulose, pale to dark brown, grey, or olivaceous, matt or shiny, without or with few, inconspicuous fibrils, Pseudocyphellae absent. Soralia usually numerous, fissural, often strongly convex at maturity. Apothecia unknown (Swinscow & Krog 1988: 21).

Algae: Trebouxioid green alga.

Chemistry: Fumarprotocetraric acid, + protocetraric acid. Soralia PD+ orange-red, medulla PD+ or sometimes PD- (Swinscow & Krog 1988: 21).

Ecology: Among bryophytes on shrubs, rocks, and soil in the upper ericaceous and alpine zones at 3200 to 4400 m altitude in East Africa, common (Swinscow & Krog 1988: 21).

Molecular data: Genbank

Distribution: Widespread from the tropics (high altitudes) to the arctic region. Database