Acarospora irregularis H. Magn.

Acarospora irregularis has large brown squamules up to 3 mm wide with apothecia up to 2 mm wide. It has an algal layer interrupted by wide hyphal bundles. It grows in full sun usually under 500 m. In the Czech Republic the species is common on diabase in central Bohemia and has been collected also at scattered localities in northern Bohemia and southern Moravia. It prefers various volcanic rocks, such as andesite, trachyte, and tufa. It occurs in Europe (Austria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia) and in Asia (Xinjiang region in China and in Turkey).

In the past, A. irregularis was identified as A. badiofusca, A. badiofusca var. lepidioides or subsp. badiorubra, or as A. nitrophila. It is closely related to A. badiofusca and to A. cervina.

Literature: Knudsen K., Kocourková J. & Nordin A. (2014): Conspicuous similarity hides diversity in the Acarospora badiofusca group (Acarosporaceae). – Bryologist 117: 319–328.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Acarosporales Acarosporaceae Acarospora

most frequented synonyms:Acarospora badiofusca
Red list:VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 43, confirmed 34. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).

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