Irish lichens

Baeomyces rufus
Order: Baeomycetales       Family: Baeomycetaceae

Species: Baeomyces rufus

Growth type crustose or squamulose
Photos: On shaded acidic rock. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Granular greenish-grey thallus, becoming sorediate or squamulose. Apothecia on pale, almost translucent stalks or furrowed and more/less sessile. Dull-pink to reddish brown hymenium.
Thallus: K+ yellow, KC+ yellow, P+ orange, UV-

Common throughout Ireland in damp shady situations; gravel, peat or sandy soils, acidic rocks.
Host to Arthrorhaphis grisea

Similar: Dibaeis baeomyces. K+ yellow turning orange, UV+ orange


Baeomyces rufus       Baeomyces rufus


Baeomyces rufus


Baeomyces rufus
Baeomyces rufus. On acidic rock, Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008

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