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lonnnnng longissima

  • 03 Oct 2018 12:09 PM
    Message # 6705830

    we just found a strand of Usnea longissima that is 6.9 meters long. This seems exceptionally long to me. Is it ? What is the longest U. longissima anyone here has seen ? thanks !

  • 04 Oct 2018 10:18 AM
    Reply # 6707392 on 6705830

    Hi Carla,

    Bill Denison had a strand wrapped around a 1 ft wide piece of cardboard, to measure it. 25 ft!! = 7.62 m, so yours isn't the longest, but close! I think it could be even longer, but it gets broken by twigs and wind etc. Good find!

  • 09 Oct 2018 9:52 AM
    Reply # 6714762 on 6707392
    daphne stone wrote:

    Hi Carla,

    Bill Denison had a strand wrapped around a 1 ft wide piece of cardboard, to measure it. 25 ft!! = 7.62 m, so yours isn't the longest, but close! I think it could be even longer, but it gets broken by twigs and wind etc. Good find!

    Hi Daphne -

    Dangit ! i was hoping i had a champion ! Just kidding, it's good to know how long it can get. i love it :-). Thanks for your response !

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