Bryobilimbia sanguineoatra (Wulfen) Fryday, Printzen & S. Ekman

A close relative of B. hypnorum, also characterized by brown apothecia and a thin shiny membranous thallus. The lichen usually overgrows epiphytic bryophytes and frequently occurs also directly on bark or wood. Particularly in oceanic areas, this species is much more common also on saxicolous bryophytes, possibly passing even directly onto rocks. It differs from B. hypnorum mainly microscopically, in the character of the ascospores, which are usually simple and narrower, without a distinctive perispore (Fryday et al. 2014). Bryobilimbia sanguineoatra is very rare in the Czech Republic, occurring in humid forests, especially in the Šumava Mts, and individually even in other locations in the southern part of the country. Within central Europe, the species is more common probably only in some humid areas of the Alps.

Literature: Fryday A. M., Printzen C. & Ekman S. (2014): Bryobilimbia, a new generic name for Lecidea hypnorum and closely related species. – Lichenologist 46: 25–37.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecideaceae Bryobilimbia

most frequented synonyms:Lecidea sanguineoatra

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):EN – endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C2 – strongly endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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