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Afzel's Script Lichen

Dyplolabia afzelii

Description:

This script lichen has raised elongated apothecia and a white thin thallus which grows on bark tissue. This is a lichenized fungus in the family Graphidaceae.

Habitat:

Spotted on a Texas ebony tree which has a somewhat smooth bark.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 months ago

Thanks for commenting, Leuba. This one can be hard to spot, especially when they are surrounded by flashier lichens or bryophytes. Fortunately, this particular tree was not far off a trail in a semi-open area, where it was somewhat exposed.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Very interesting. Must have been difficult to spot.

Brian38
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Brian38

Brownsville, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 11, 2020
Submitted on Dec 28, 2020

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