Recently described epiphytic species, which is the type species of the genus (Suija & van den Boom 2023). Its tiny reddish apothecia are usually invisible to the eye and are often only revealed under high magnification. It is found as a pioneer in species-poor lichen communities, usually on a smooth acidic bark with a predominant cover of non-symbiotic algae in various types of shady and open forests. A toxicity tolerant species. Quite often it is found in localities, where the effect of previous air pollution is still remarkable. Absconditonia rubra is currently regarded as a semilichen (Vondrák et al. 2022) that has spread probably in recent decades. To date, this species is known only from Europe, mainly from its western part.
Literature: Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2018): Additions and corrections to the lichen biota of the Czech Republic. – Herzogia 31: 453–475. Vondrák J. et al. (2022): From Cinderella to Princess: an exceptional hotspot of lichen diversity in a long-inhabited central-European landscape. – Preslia 94: 143–181. Suija A. & van den Boom P. P. G. (2023): Phylogenetic relationships, taxonomic novelties, and combinations within Stictidaceae (Ostropales, Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota): focus on Absconditella. – Mycological Progress 22: 46 [12 p.]taxonomic classification: most frequented synonyms:Absconditella rubra
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