Brianaria tuberculata (Sommerf.) S. Ekman & M. Svensson

It is a rare, taxonomically critical and less known lichen. It can be easily mistaken for the common and highly variable species B. sylvicola. The only published record, which was mentioned in the Catalogue of Lichens in the Czech Republic, from the Blaník Hill (Majeríková-Hlaváčková 1971), is controversial. Recently, this species has been reported also from the Orlické hory Mountains (Halda 2016). However, there are also unpublished findings from the Šumava and Blanský les Mountains. All these reports need to be studied in detail in the future. This lichen has a similar ecology as other members of the genus and grows especially on dry rock overhangs in moist microhabitats. Considering the information available in the monograph from neighbouring Poland (Czarnota 2007), it is probably a rather rare mountain taxon.

Literature: Majeríková−Hla­váčková J. (1971): Lišejníky Velkého a Malého Blaníku. − Sborník Vlastivědných Prací Podblanicka 12: 42−44. Czarnota P. (2007): The lichen genus Micarea (Lecanorales) Ascomycota) in Poland. – Polish Botanical Studies 23: 1–199. Halda J. P. (2016): Druhová diverzita lišejníků v údolí Zdobnice mezi Souvlastním a Plačtivou skálou. – Orlické hory a Podorlicko 23: 125–140.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Psoraceae Brianaria

most frequented synonyms:Micarea tuberculata

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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