Brianaria lutulata (Nyl.) S. Ekman & M. Svensson

A microlichen of shady, moist siliceous overhangs, especially boulders and smaller rocks in forests, and shady microhabitats in screes. Like B. bauschiana, it is ranked among species tolerant to higher iron content in the substrate (Purvis & Halls 1996). The first mention of this species in the Czech Republic is relatively recent. It comes from a monograph of the genus Micarea (Coppins 1983) and reports its occurrence in the Krkonoše Mountains, but without an exact location. Nowadays, records appear scattered from the territory of the entire country. We assume that it is rather locally abundant, scattered and partly overlooked lichen than a real rarity. At places of its occurrence, it is usually found in large populations. An example is the recently published exsiccated material from ultrabasic gabbro-peridotites of the Ranský Babylon Hill in Žďárské vrchy Protected Landscape Area (Obermayer 2019).

Literature: Coppins B.J. (1983): A taxonomic study of the lichen genus Micarea in Europe. – Bulletin of the British Museum for Natural History 11: 17–214. Obermayer W. (2019): Lichenotheca Graecensis, Fasc. 25 (Nos 481–500). – Fritschiana (Graz) 93: 1–7. Purvis O.W. & Halls C. (1996): A review of lichens in metal-enriched environments. – Lichenologist 28: 571–601.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Psoraceae Brianaria

most frequented synonyms:Micarea lutulata

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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