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Afzel's Script Lichen

Dyplolabia afzelii


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.


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

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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.

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Brownsville, Texas, United States

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

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