Caloplaca ammiospila (Wahlenb.) H. Olivier

A species with a grey thallus and red apothecia, currently included in the genus Blastenia. Its usual substrate are bryophytes on base-rich or calcareous soils and rocks in alpine locations. It is a relatively common lichen of European and Asian mountains. However, in the Czech Republic, the only reliable evidence is the occurrence on Petrovy kameny in the Hrubý Jeseník Mts, where the species has repeatedly been collected. It grows there in a small population in crevices of calcareous phyllites.

Literature: Vondrák J. & Malíček J. (2015): Teloschistaceae Velké kotliny a Petrových kamenů v Hrubém Jeseníku. – Bryonora 56: 45–55.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Teloschistales Teloschistaceae Caloplaca

most frequented synonyms:Blastenia ammiospila

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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