Phaeographis smithii Graphidaceae
Phaeographis smithii

Growth type crustose.
K+ yellow > red (crystals), C-, KC+ red, P+ yellowish-orange, UV-.

Found on smooth, neutral to basic-barked trees and shrubs

Very similar to P. dentritica but base of the exciple is open. Smoother thallus with flatter and less-branched lirellae. Spores are brown (colourless when young), 5-7 septate, 26-40 x 7-10 Ám.
Microscope photograph below.

Similar: P. dentritica. Base of exciple closed, spores 7-9 septate.
Phaeographis inusta. Spores 3-5 septate, K-, C-, P-


Phaeographis smithii



Microscope photograph
Phaeographis smithii, spores

Phaeographis smithii, spores
Phaeographis smithii
Thorncombe Woods and Badbury Rings, Dorset. March 2014 and 2016

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