LichenIreland
  • Dibaeis baeomyces (L.f.) Rambold & Hertel
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Dibaeis baeomyces
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Dibaeis baeomyces
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Dibaeis baeomyces
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Dibaeis baeomyces
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Dibaeis baeomyces
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This soil-inhabiting lichen is a frequent colonist of gravelly moorland tracksides. The thallus of coarse, greenish granules shear off towards the surface with age and develop into white or pink pustule-like granules (schizidia) giving it a distinctive appearance in the field. Pink discs are raised delightfully on stalks like miniature toadstools. Particularly abundant where there has been some surface disturbance of the mineral soil. Uplands; rare in south and east Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Green, granular thallus producing larger-sized, white-and-pink-coloured surface granules (schizidia)
  • Discs coral pink on short, thick stalks (to 6mm high).

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Dibaeis baeomyces (L.f.) Rambold & Hertel. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=17047 Accessed on 2017-11-19.