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Alpine Foxtail Lichen - Nodobryoria subdivergens
Other Names:  Alectoria subdivergens, Bryoria subdivergens

Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank: S1S2
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Known from several locations in western Montana where its abundance is always sparse.
General Description
Thallus fruticose, prostrate, and reddish-brown to 4 cm long; branches are longitudinally foveolate and pitted, about 0.8-2 mm wide; and apothecia are rare with a red brown disk that becomes convex with age and up to 2.5 mm in diameter.

Range Comments
West coast of Greenland. In North America it is found in British Columbia and Oregon and extends east to western Montana (McCune and Geiser 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Primarily on alpine sod. Also present near a falls in a low elevation, canyon bottom.

Threats or Limiting Factors
None identified.

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Alpine Foxtail Lichen — Nodobryoria subdivergens.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from