Caloplaca crenularia (With.) J. R. Laundon

A conspicuous crustose lichen with rusty-red fruiting bodies and a grey thallus, nowadays included in the genus Blastenia. It occurs on base-enriched siliceous rocks. Its centre of distribution is in the Mediterranean and coastal Western Europe (Vondrák et al. 2019). In the Czech Republic, it is very rare and its occurrence is limited to diabase outcrops near Prague and in Český kras (the Bohemian Karst) (Svoboda et al. 2014).

Literature: Vondrák J., Frolov I., Košnar J., Arup U., Veselská T., Halici MG., Malíček J. & Søchting U. (2019): Substrate switches, phenotypic innovations and allopatric speciation formed taxonomic diversity within the lichen genus Blastenia. – Journal of Systematics and Evolution 58: 295–330. Svoboda D., Halda J., Malíček J., Palice Z., Šoun J. & Vondrák J. (2014) Lichens of the Český kras. – Bohemia centralis 32: 213–265.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Teloschistales Teloschistaceae Caloplaca

most frequented synonyms:Blastenia crenularia

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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