Graphis scripta ( Common Script Lichen )

Graphis scripta is a lichen species that belongs to the family Graphidaceae. Its name is derived from the Latin word “scripta,” which means “written,” referring to the intricate patterns on its thallus. This lichen is characterized by its black markings that look similar to writing Like many lichens, it is commonly found on the bark of trees or fallen branches. The unique pattern of lines and dots makes for a fascinating and beautiful lichen species, which despite being quite common, is still a joy to find when exploring the forest.