Caloplaca biatorina (A. Massal.) J. Steiner

A conspicuous, orange-red crustose lichen with a lobate thallus, currently included in the genus Calogaya. It is abundant in the continental regions of Eurasia, on natural siliceous and carbonate rocks. In the Czech Republic, it is linked to limestones or limestone inserts of siliceous rocks. It is known from Český and Moravský kras, the Pálava Hills and Podyjí National Park.

Literature: Vondrák J., Kocourková J., Palice Z. & Liška J. (2007): New and noteworthy lichens in the Czech Republic – genus Caloplaca. – Preslia 39: 163–184.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Teloschistales Teloschistaceae Caloplaca

most frequented synonyms:Calogaya biatorina

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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