Script Lichen - Graphis scripta

    Description

    A thin, smooth, pale crust with prominent, long, very narrow, curved, often forked apothecia with a grey hymenium and raised, black, unfurrowed margins.

    Similar Species

    Generally the commonest of a group of very similar species, including species of Graphina and Phaeographis that require microscopic examination for certain identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On smooth bark.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map