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Pink Earth Lichen

Dibaeis baeomyces


Grayish thallus with pink stalks and apothecia. Very plentiful at this location. It was the first time I have ever seen Dibaeis baeomyces


At the edges of the Maine Desert growing on clumps of sand and mosses. You can see the chunky dirt clogs these were growing on in the last two photos

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a week ago

Hi Machi. Many congrats for SOTD!! Makes me want to get into fungi photography.

Machi a week ago

Thank you! They are pretty strange and beautiful

Brian38 a week ago

Congrats Machi! Very nice! The Maine Desert sounds like an intriguing place and habitat.

DanielePralong a week ago

Congratulations Machi, your Pink Earth Lichen is our Spotting of the Day! Great series of images, going from dirt to these little jewels!

"A beautiful example of the strange visual appeal of lichens! This Pink Earth Lichen (Dibaeis baeomyces) is our Spotting of the Day. This North American lichen has pink-colored stalks and apothecia (fruiting bodies) growing out of a gray colored body, or thallus. It grows along roadsides and other disturbed areas".



Maine, USA

Lat: 43.86, Long: -70.16

Spotted on Oct 10, 2018
Submitted on Nov 26, 2018

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