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Script Lichen - Graphis scripta Habitat: Growing on a hardwood tree, surrounded by other lichens. Geotagged,Graphis,Graphis scripta,United States,Winter,lichen,script lichen Click/tap to enlarge

Script Lichen - Graphis scripta

Habitat: Growing on a hardwood tree, surrounded by other lichens.

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''Graphis scripta'' is a crustose lichen in the Graphidaceae family. It is commonly called script lichen, secret writing lichen, or similar names, because its growth pattern makes it looks like writing. ''Stigmidium microspilum'' and ''Arthonia graphidicola'' are associated lichenicolous fungi. It is variable with either curved or stellate apothecia. The margins are carbonaceous and raised, without furrows. Mature spores are without color, but become brown with age.

Similar species: Ostropales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 21, 2020. Captured Mar 12, 2020 14:01 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm