Aquacidia viridifarinosa (Coppins & P. James) Aptroot

A sorediate lichen, closely related to A. antricola, from which it differs in the formation of distinctly yellow-green soredia and less abundant and smaller pycnidia. Both species often grow together, contain identical chemical substances (the thallus is UV+ orange), have similar distribution and ecological requirements. Aquacidia viridifarinosa is potentially confusable with the usually sterile Bilimbia fuscoviridis, which nevertheless prefers basic rock and contains no lichen secondary metabolites.

Literature: Aptroot A., Sparrius L.B. & Alvarado P. (2018): Aquacidia, a new genus to accommodate a group of skiophilous temperate Bacidia species that belong in the Pilocarpaceae (lichenized ascomycetes). – Gorteria 40: 11–14.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Aquacidia

most frequented synonyms:Bacidia viridifarinosa

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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