Bryoria capillaris

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Bryoria
Species: Bryoria capillaris


Bryoria capillaris (Ach.) Brodo & D.Hawksw., 1977

H. Holien (1989) considers Bryoria setacea to be conspecific with Bryoria capillaris

Basionym: Parmelia jubata ß capillaris Ach., Method. Lich.: 273 (1803)



  • Brodo & D. Hawksw. Op. bot. 42: 115 (1977)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Bryoria (pp. 179-186) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: pp. 179-180; distribution map for North America: p. 179; color photo: p. 180, plate 134)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Bryoria (pp. 77-79) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp. (Description, distribution map, color photo of Bryoria capillaris: p 78)
  • Goward, T. 1999. The lichens of British Columbia - Illustrated Keys - Part 2 - Fruticose Species. Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests Research Program, 319 pp. (RLL List # 176 / Rec.# 6980 - Recent Literature on Lichens) Online Reference page. : Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. (pp. 54-68) (Bryoria capillaris: p. 61)
  • Hale, M.E. and Cole, M. (1988) Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. (pp. 138-144) In Lichens of California. University of California Press, 254 pages. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: p. 141; black-and-white photo: p. 140, fig. 54b)
  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. (1977) (pp. 130-140) In, The Macrolichens of New England. The New York Botanical Garden Press, 584 pp. (Description of Bryoria capillaris and color photo: p. 133)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (1997) Bryoria (pp. 29-41) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 386 pp. (Description of Bryoria capillaris and color photo: p. 34, fig. 32)
  • Purvis, O.W. (1992) Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. (1997) (pp. 124-129) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: p. 126)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksworth (pp. 39-40) In, A color guidebook to common Rocky Mountain lichens. M.L. Bean Life Science Museum of Brigham Young University Publisher, 242 pp. (Description of Bryoria capillaris and color photo: p. 39)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1984) Bryoria Brodo & Hawksw. (pp. 53-69). In, American Arctic Lichens: 1. The Macrolichens. Columbia University Press, New York, 504 pages. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: p. 54; distribution map for North America: p. 55)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. (pp. 45-47) In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: p. 46)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Bryoria Brodo & D.Hawksw. (pp. 182-189) - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German. (Description of Bryoria capillaris: p. 186; full page color photo: p. 187)

Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Bryoria capillaris

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Gray horsehair lichen,   Smooth gray horsehair lichen
suomi: Harmaaluppo