Chaenotheca brachypoda (Ach.) Tibell

One of the most distinctive genus members. Chaenotheca brachypoda has an immersed thallus and bright yellow, pruinose fruiting bodies. It is one of the characteristic lichens for deciduous forests of temperate zone, especially beech forests. In central Europe, it is usually found on dying beeches and their snags, inhabiting mainly wooden parts protected from rainfall. Less often, the species occurs in crevices of tree bark, usually with higher pH. This species is widespread, but scattered in Europe. In the Czech Republic, it is found mainly in submountain and mountain areas with a sufficiency of old-growth forest. Otherwhere, the lichen is rare and, in some regions, even absent.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Chaenotheca

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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