Calicium lucidum (Th. Fr.) M. Prieto & Wedin

A lichen with a yellow thallus and yellow pruina on sessile apothecia. Formerly, it used to be included in the genus Cyphelium. It occurs in humid open forests on bark of conifers. It is a boreal-montane element distributed in central Europe, mainly across the Alps and Carpathians. There is only a more than hundred years old report on its occurrence in the Czech Republic. It was reported from firs and spruces near the Žákova hora Hill in the Žďárské vrchy Hills (Kovář 1907). However, Nádvorník (1942) who revised Kovář’s herbarium does not mention presence of the species in the country.

Literature: Tibell L. (1971): The genus Cyphelium in Europe. – Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 65: 138–164. Kovář F. (1907): Příspěvek ku květeně lišejníků moravských. – Věstník Klub přírodovědného Prostějov 9 (1906): 37–48. Nádvorník J. (1942): Systematische Übersicht der mitteleuropäischen Arten der Flechtenfamilie Caliciaceae. – Studia Botanica Čechica 5: 6–46.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Caliciaceae Calicium

most frequented synonyms:Cyphelium lucidum

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):RE – extinct
Red List (Malíček 2023):A – no recent data

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