• Bellemerea alpina (Sommerf.) Clauzade & Cl.Roux
Bellemerea alpina
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This white, crustose lichen has pale brown sunken discs (0.2-1.0mm diam.) which turn red-brown when wet. Thallus is K+ yellow-red, Pd+ yellow-orange. It is usually restricted to the highest peaks where snow lies for long periods. [The Irish record of Bellemerea alpina is thought to be dubious].

Key characteristics

  • White, K+ yellow-red thallus with brown sunken discs
  • Associated with montane snow beds.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Bellemerea alpina (Sommerf.) Clauzade & Cl.Roux. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-06-22.