• Schismatomma niveum D.Hawksw.& P.James
Schismatomma niveum
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Rarer than its relative Schismatomma cretaceum (described elsewhere), S. niveum is a wholly sorediate species found mainly in woodlands. The spreading creamy white thallus can form patches on old, dry bark and has a distinctive pink glow. Chemically, the thallus is Pd + bright orange-yellow. On the dry bark of ancient trees especially oak and holly; south-west and north-west Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • In ancient woodlands on the dry sides of old trees
  • Thallus entirely white sorediate, suffused a gentle pink; Pd + bright orange-yellow.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Schismatomma niveum D.Hawksw.& P.James. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-09-16.