Carbonea vorticosa (Flörke) Hertel

Carbonea vorticosa is a clearly lichenized and non-lichenicolous species of the genus. It is characterized by a whitish to grey crustose thallus and black lecideine apothecia with blue-green epihymenium, dark hypothecium and completely brown-black excipulum in a cross section. It is an arctic-alpine species growing on various types of basic silicates (e.g., slates, gneiss, basalt), rarely also on dolomite, at higher elevations. In the Czech Republic, there are a few historical records and only a couple of recent localities. The species requires revision and name typification (Svensson & Owe-Larsson 2021).

Literature: Svensson M. & Owe-Larsson B. (2021): Synonymizations and lectotypifications of some lecideoid lichens (Ascomycota, Lecanoromycetes) described from Finland or Sweden. – Nordic Journal of Botany 39: 1–9.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecanoraceae Carbonea

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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