Ainoa mooreana (Carroll) Lumbsch & I. Schmitt

Ainoa mooreana is a pioneer species of disturbed moist microhabitats in mountain areas. It prefers substrates rich in iron. It can be found on both small acid stones or a directly exposed mineral soil. Terricolous forms were previously distinguished as a separate species, Trapelia or Lecidea (Biatora) geochroa. It is a relatively rare species. However, in suitable microhabitats, i.e. more or less permanently humid, slightly disturbed biotopes (for example sloping springs), it can occur in large populations. Besides the Šumava, Krkonoše and Jeseníky Mountains, this lichen is awaiting its verification in the Jizerské hory Mountains, where it was last recorded in the 1960s (Nádvorník 1961).

Literature: Bouda F., Syrovátková L., Halda J. P., Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2019): Lišejníky zaznamenané během 26. jarního setkání bryologicko-lichenologické sekce ČBS ve Zlatohorské vrchovině a v Jeseníkách v dubnu 2019. – Bryonora 64: 1–20. Nádvorník J. (1961): Příspěvky k lišejníkovému rodu Lecidea (Ach.) Th.Fr. v ČSSR. – Preslia 33: 308–314.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Baeomycetales Baeomycetaceae Ainoa

most frequented synonyms:Ainoa geochroa, Trapelia geochroa

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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