Graphis scripta Graphidaceae
Graphis scripta

Growth type crustose. Chemical results negative

Common on smooth barked trees, branches and twigs.
Lichenicolous fungi include Stigmidium microspilum and Arthonia graphidicola.

Very variable. Curved or stellate lirellae, +/- open, +/- white pruinose. Carbonaceous margins raised and unfurrowed. Mature spores are colourless but may become brown when old, 5-15 septate, 25-70 x 6-10 Ám. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Graphis elegans K+ yellow turning red. Graphina anguina has muriform spores


Graphis scripta

Graphis scripta

Microscope photograph
Graphis scripta

Graphis scripta
Graphis scripta
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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