Candelaria pacifica M. Westb. & Arup

The thallus is composed of yolk-yellow lobes to thin rosettes that lack the cortex on the lower side and therefore resemble spiderwebs. The species is an epiphyte, growing on subneutral bark of deciduous trees. It prefers trees in open landscape (forest margins, avenues, solitary trees) and tolerates even slightly eutrophicated habitats. Candelaria pacifica was described in 2011 and its European distribution is not known well yet. It occurs across most of the Czech Republic, mainly in uplands and mountain foothills, and is probably a bit more common than the similar C. concolor.

Literature: Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2014): New lichen records and rediscoveries from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. – Herzogia 27: 257–284.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Candelariales Candelariaceae Candelaria

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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