Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Script Lichen

Leiorreuma sericeum


Growing among several other lichen species on the trunk of this tree. The dark lines are called lirellae, which are the specialized apothecia of script lichens (apothecia are the sexual fruiting bodies of the lichen).


Redbud tree in a suburban yard covered in crustose lichens (see and

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Machi a year ago

Thanks Lauren and Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

Picture #3 in particular looks like native american rock petroglyphs from the desert Southwest of the US

LaurenZarate a year ago

Nice! I never saw these before!

Spotted by

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 22, 2018
Submitted on Mar 20, 2019

Related Spottings

Script Lichen Script lichen Script Lichen Ptychographa Script Lichen

Nearby Spottings

Rattlepod Bagworm Moth Gopher Tortoise Carolina Satyr
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors