Thallus crustose, continuous, thin, smooth, pale greenish gray to whitish; vegetative diaspores absent. Photobiont Trentepohlia alga. Ascomata lirellate, partly immersed, curved and flexuous, branched, 1-5 x 0.2-0.4 mm. Disk closed; labia black, 1-3 striate; exciple laterally to entirely carbonized; hymenium hyaline, clear. Asci clavate, 8-spored. Ascospores colorless, ellipsoid, 6-15-septate, 35-52 x 7-10 μm.
Chemistry. Spot tests all negative, secondary metabolites not detected.
Substrate and Habitat. On smooth bark of hardwood trees, in hardwood and mixed forests.
Distribution. Pantropical; in North Carolina throughout with most records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions.
Acharius, E. (1814) Synopsis Methodica Lichenum. Lund (original description as Opegrapha striatula).
Fink, B. (1935) The Lichen Flora of the United States. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor (description as Graphis striatula).
Kalb, J., R. Lücking & K. Kalb. (2018) The lichen genera Allographa and Graphis (Ascomycota, Ostropales, Graphidaceae) in Thailand – eleven new species, forty-seven new records and a key to all one hundred and fifteen species so far recorded for the country. Phytotaxa377(1): 1-83.
Weerakoon, G., A. Aptroot, R. Lücking, O. Arachige & S. Wijesundara. (2019) Graphis and Allographa (lichenized Ascomycota: Graphidaceae) in Sri Lanka, with six new species and a biogeographical comparison investigating a potential signature of the ‘biotic ferry’ species interchange. The Lichenologist51(6): 515-559.