Ascodichaena rugosa

    Description

    A small bark fungus that could be confused with Graphina pauciloculata – expert confirmation of the species is needed. The Anamorph state is visible as darkish ellipsoid horizontal strips on the bark of trees; these strips are formed by a highly rough to warted dark brown tissue.

    Similar Species

    Superficially looks like a lichen.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On the bark of trees, especially Beech.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Exists under 2 states: perfect state, sexual (Teleomorph) very rare and the imperfect state, asexual (Anamorph) very common.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map