Graphina anguina Graphidaceae
Graphis inustuloides (Graphina anguina)

Growth type crustose. Chemical reactions negative. Spores I+ violet

Infrequent on slightly shaded smooth-barked trees, often in secondary woodland or coppices

Whitish-grey thallus, slightly shiny and often wrinkled or cracked. Lirellae serpentine, usually star-shaped and +/- pruinose. Thalline margin often elevated, carbonaceous margin flat with narrow disc. Spores are colourless, muriform, (20-)25-50(-60) x 12-16(-20) Ám. Micro photo below.

Graphis scripta and Phaeographis dentritica have septate spores.
The non-lichenised bark fungus Gloniopsis has muriform spores, I-


Graphina anguina


Graphina anguina

Microscope photograph
Graphina anguina
Graphina anguina
Studland and Badbury Rings, Dorset. December 2013, March 2016

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