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Dibaeis baeomyces, scan of a plate from Smith and Sowerby’s English Botany, Vol. X (1843). Smith & Sowerby provide some lively notes as follows: “Far from unfrequent on heaths and moors, growing upon the ground. The greenish-grey or whitish thallus forms conspicuous patches of various extent. The apothecia are often sessile, but generally elevated on a short, thick, solid stipes, with the substance of which they are continuous: they are roundish, but irregular in their outline, more or less wrinkled on the surface, and occasionally lobed: their whole appearance, texture and odour are such, that, apart from the thallus, they might readily be mistaken for some minute species of Helvella.”

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith