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Afzel's Script Lichen

Dyplolabia afzelii


This is a script lichen with elongated apothecia. The apothecia have narrow slit openings (lirellae). The apothecium is a fungal reproductive structure in which the fungus produces spores. In script lichens, the thallus is very thin and grows within the outer bark tissues of the tree.


Spotted on a Southern Magnolia tree bark.

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Orange Beach, Alabama, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2019
Submitted on Feb 4, 2019

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