A taxonomically unclear lichen, requiring further studies. The taxon has been described from bryophytes in northern Finland (nowadays part of Russia). The type material is morphologically something between C. vitellina and C. coralliza, but atypically contains a deep yellow to almost orange pigment (Westberg & Sohrabi 2012). In Central Europe, the name is used for lignicolous specimens, morphologically corresponding to C. coralliza. Such lichens can be typically found on exposed worked timber of conifers, enriched with nutrients (e.g. from bird excrements or agricultural activities). Most often, such substates are roofs of various wooden buildings, especially at higher elevations. Usually, the lichens occur in a company of Micarea denigrata and Pseudothelomma ocellatum. There is only one published record of the taxon in the Czech Republic, from the foothills of the Orlické hory Mountains at the elevation of 400 m.
Literature: Halda J.P., Palice Z. & Peksa O. (2005): Tři pozoruhodné nálezy lišejníků z podhůří Orlických hor. – Orlické hory a Podorlicko 13: 317–319.taxonomic classification:
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