Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the nature of instances of SCP-XXXX, no living samples can be contained at this time. If an instance of SCP-XXXX is found, a temporary research area is to be established if possible. When an area cannot be established, the discourse from the instance is to be recorded and the growth is to be cleared. Spores of SCP-XXXX are to be stored in the Biological Sample Containment wing of Research Site-85.

Description SCP-XXXX refers to a species of lichen closely resembling Parmelia sulcata1 and have identical characteristics such as the presence of Trebouxia algal symbiotes and a cosmopolitan distribution. The thalli of SCP-XXXX instances, however, has been observed to grow up to a width of 1m and develop a concave-shaped nodule with a radius of 15cm in the center of their growth. Additionally, instances only grow on tree trunks and live there for two weeks before abruptly deteriorating rapidly. This deterioration also occurs when an instance of SCP-XXXX is removed from a trunk. At daily intervals, every two hours, the nodule of an instance will vocalize a series of dialogue that references an example of folklore that is typically native to the local area the instance is inhabiting. Genres of folklore vocalized by SCP-XXXX instances are commonly legends, myths, and folk tales, however, instances have also been recorded to reference nursery-rhymes, fairy tales, urban legends, folk beliefs, and fables. Two or more instances in the same area will vocalize identical dialogue.