Anaptychia ciliaris (L.) Körb.

Relatively conspicuous epiphytic macrolichen, characterised by its shrubby thallus and long cilia at the ends of lobes. It grows on deciduous trees with a higher bark pH from lowlands to mountains. It strongly prefers well-illuminated habitats, such as solitary trees, alleys and open forests (usually oak woods). It rarely occurs on calcium-enriched rocks and mosses growing on them, typically above the upper timber line. This lichen is sensitive to air pollution. In the Czech Republic it used to be abundant. Nowadays it is rather a rarity. Its recent localities are mainly reduced to mountain areas, and most records come from the Šumava Mountains.

Literature: Liška J. & Pišút I. (1995): Lišajníky. − In: Kotlaba F. [ed.], Červená kniha ohrozených a vzácnych druhov rastlín a živočíchov SR a ČR 4. – Príroda, Bratislava, p. 120−156.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Physciaceae Anaptychia


Red list:CR – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 57, confirmed 55. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).

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