Catillaria fungoides Etayo & van den Boom

A species quite recently described from the Iberian Peninsula (van den Boom & Etayo 2001) and shortly afterwards found in other parts of Europe. From the very similar C. nigroclavata, it differs mainly in the black-sorediate thallus. The species name refers to the similarity of its soralia to sporodochia of lichenicolous fungi. It is mainly found on eutrophicated bark of solitary deciduous trees (most commonly Fraxinus), typically on branches or trunks of young trees. It often grows together with C. nigroclavata. In the Czech Republic, C. fungoides was first published from southern Bohemia and southern Moravia (Malíček et al. 2014). There is still only a limited number of records and they come from lower and middle elevations.

Literature: Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2014): New lichen records and rediscoveries from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. – Herzogia 27: 257–284. van den Boom P. P. G. & Etayo J. (2001): Two new sorediate species of lichens in the Catillariaceae from the Iberian Peninsula. – Lichenologist 33: 103–110.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Catillariaceae Catillaria

Red List (Malíček 2023):DD – data deficient

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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