Chaenotheca hygrophila Tibell

Chaenotheca hygrophila is a rare species, resembling C. sphaerocephala but differing in the well-developed exciple and in its ecological preferences. It grows on wood of conifers, especially on snags and stumps in coniferous forests. It is a boreal lichen, very rare in Europe. According to Selva (2003), it is a species of late successional stages. Only a few recent localities are known in central Europe, all in the Šumava Mts (Mt Boubín, Velká niva and Jezerní luh).

Literature: Selva S.B. (2003): Using calicioid lichens and fungi to assess ecological continuity in the Acadian Forest Ecoregion of the Canadian Maritimes. – Forestry Chronicle 79: 550–558. 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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