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.
Superficially looks like a lichen.
On the bark of trees, especially Beech.
All year round.
Exists under 2 states: perfect state, sexual (Teleomorph) very rare and the imperfect state, asexual (Anamorph) very common.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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