Irish lichens

Dibaeis baeomyces
Order: Pertusariales       Family: Icmadophilaceae

Species: Dibaeis baeomyces

Growth type crustose.
Photos: In pockets of wet peaty soil on acidic rock. Inchigeela, Cork, SW Ireland. Identification by Mike Simms

Coarsely granular greenish-grey thallus developing scaly white or pinkish schizidia. Sometimes sorediate. Short-stalked apothecia with globular pale pinkish hymenium.
K+ yellow turning orange, C-, KC+ orange, P+ orange, UV+ orange

Occurs on peaty soils and disturbed tracks on damp heaths.

Similar: Baeomyces rufus. K+ yellow, UV-


Dibaeis baeomyces       Dibaeis baeomyces



Dibaeis baeomyces on peat. Near Inchigeela, Co.Cork. January 2009

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