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Script/Pencilmark Lichen

Graphis scripta


Crustose lichen; gray. Apothecia, raised from the thallus as a elongated, narrow (lirellate) structure; oblong, flexuous and branched, 1-3 x 0.2-0.4 mm; disk narrow to wide and open, dark gray; well developed margin.


Lichen growing on American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) on east-facing slope above lake shore.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago


PucaK a year ago

Thanks for honoring this humble Sript lichen with a Spotting of the Day award.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Weird but fascinating. Congratulations.

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulation PucaK, this Script Lichen is our Spotting of the Day! Thnaks for all your ongoing contributions!


Winder, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.97, Long: -83.73

Spotted on Jan 26, 2017
Submitted on Mar 16, 2017

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