• Mniaecia nivea (P.Crouan) Boud.
Mniaecia nivea
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This species is similar in all respects to M. jungermanniae (described elsewhere), other than discs lacking the blue-green pigmentation and their consequent white or pinkish appearance. It grows in similar conditions and habitats to M. jungermanniae. Very rare in Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus inapparent, discs white or pinkish when moist
  • Spores simple; like M. jungermanniae, a montane lichen of leafy liverworts.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Mniaecia nivea (P.Crouan) Boud.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-23.