Chaenotheca laevigata Nádv.

Chaenotheca laevigata is characterised by the immersed thallus containing trebouxioid algae, by the relatively tall fruiting bodies covered with yellow pruina, and by the ellipsoid ascospores. It grows on acidic tree bark and on wood of snags and stumps. It is a predominantly boreal-montane lichen and therefore shows the preferences for coniferous to mixed forests. It is a rare lichen in central Europe, possibly because it is a species of late succession stages (Selva 2003). Only two records of the species in the Czech Republic have been published: on a hornbeam snag in the valley of the Jihlavka river near Hartvíkovice (Nádvorník 1938, Suza 1944) and on bark of a spruce stump on Mt Praděd in the Hrubý Jeseník Mts (Malíček et al. 2019).

Literature: Nádvorník J. (1938): Nouveaux et intéressants lichens de Tchécoslovaquie. – Věstník Královské české společnosti nauk 1937/20: 1–3. Suza J. (1944): Sedmý příspěvek k lichenologii Moravy. – Sborník Klubu Přírodovědeckého v Brně 25: 78–89. 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. Malíček J., Palice Z., Vondrák J., Kostovčík M., Lenzová V. & Hofmeister J. (2019): Lichens in old growth and managed mountain spruce forests in the Czech Republic: assessment of biodiversity, functional traits and bioindicators. – Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 3497–3528.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Chaenotheca



Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):CR – critically endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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