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