Chaenotheca gracillima (Vain.) Tibell

Tall and thin apothecia with a rusty-brown pruina in the upper part are typical characters of this species. The lichen grows usually on a standing wood and stumps of conifers (especially spruces) but may appear also on wood of deciduous trees and on spruce bark. It prefers shady microhabitats in old-growth boreal forests. The species is very rare in central Europe, so far known in only a few mountains localities. In the Czech Republic, it has been recorded only recently, on spruce bases in the forests at the foot of Mt Sněžka in the Krkonoše Mts.

Literature: Palice Z., Malíček J., Peksa O. & Vondrák J. (2018): New remarkable records and range extensions in the central European lichen biota. – Herzogia 31: 518–534.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Chaenotheca

Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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