Chaenotheca chrysocephala (Turner ex Ach.) Th. Fr.

A relatively conspicuous genus member. It has yellow granulose to areolate thallus and fruiting bodies covered by a yellow pruina. *Chaenotheca chrysocephala * grows on acidic tree bark, especially on spruces and beeches, but may be found also on wood of snags. The species is relatively common on old trees in well-preserved forests, whereas it is rather rare in intensively managed landscape. Its range covers the temperate and boreal zones in both hemispheres. In the Czech Republic, the lichen is locally common, distributed over most of the territory from lowlands to mountains.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Chaenotheca

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):NT – near threatened

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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