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Evernia prunastri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Evernia
Ach. (1809)
Type species
Evernia prunastri
(L.) Ach. (1810)

Evernia divaricata
Evernia illyrica
Evernia mesomorpha
Evernia prunastri

Evernia is a genus of bushy lichens in the family Parmeliaceae.


Oakmoss Evernia prunastri is used as a fixative agent in Eau de Cologne within the perfume industry. It is green on top and white on bottom, and divides evenly into "forks"; it becomes very soft when wet. It is not to be confused with Ramalina, which is straplike, stiff and bristly, green on top and bottom, and divides unevenly. Evernia is an abundant genus, found growing on trees.[1]


  1. ^ "Evernia." Lichens. Oregon State University. Retrieved on 25 Sept 2007.

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