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Script lichen

Graphis scripta

Description:

A large patch of the lichen. A crustose lichen with a cream colored thallus. The raised fruiting bodies are slender and elongated which resemble scribbles on the bark.

Habitat:

Spotted on an Alder tree along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Cascade foothills. Not far from the Snoqualmie River.

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3 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 4 years ago

Thank you Mark and Neil. Neil - I don't find script lichen that often here in Washington, but when I do it always varies in appearance.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

I agree with Mark. Incredible shapes and varieties.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Never ceases to amaze with the shapes they create.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Duvall, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2019
Submitted on Jan 14, 2019

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