RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1851. [Note on a Galapagos lichen]. In Hooker, J. D., An enumeration of the plants of the Galapagos Archipelago; with descriptions of those which are new. [Read 4 March, 6 May, and 16 December 1845.] Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 20: 164.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by John van Wyhe, transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 6.2008. RN1

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[Usnea plicata] Hab. James Island, "hanging from the boughs of the trees in the upper damp region, where it forms a considerable proportion of the food of the large tortoise." (Charles Darwin, Esq.)

1 See the full publication Hooker 1851. Darwin referred to this lichen in Journal of researches 2d ed. as 'pale green filamentous lichen (Usnera [sic] plicata), that hangs in tresses from the boughs of the trees.' p. 382.

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