Anema prodigulum (Nyl.) Henssen

A thermophilous Anema species, one of the smallest genus members. Its thallus is composed of tiny, isodiametric bluish-black lobes, the species resembles representatives of the genus Psorotichia. Its European centre of distribution is in the Mediterranean. The lichen usually grows on sun-exposed, occasionally seepage limestone rocks, mainly at lower elevations. In the Czech Republic, it has been recorded only in two localities, in the Český kras Karst (the Barrandova jeskyně cave) and on conglomerates near Budkovice, from where it was published in an exsiccate as A. notarisii by A. Vězda.

Literature: Czeika H., Czeika G., Guttová A., Farkas E., Lőkös L. & Halda J. (2004): Phytogeographical and taxonomic remarks on eleven species of cyanophilic lichens from Central Europe. – Preslia 76: 183–192. Svoboda D. (2007): Lichens of the central part of the Bohemian Karst. – Novitates Botanicae Universitatis Carolinae 18: 15–52.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Lichinales Lichinaceae Anema

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):DD – data deficient
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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