Cladonia arbuscula agg.

A pair of very similar and closely related species – C. arbuscula and C. mitis. According to molecular data, C. arbuscula is genetically heterogeneous and probably consists of several cryptic species. C. mitis forms a monophyletic lineage within C. arbuscula (Ahti & Stenroos 2013, Stenroos 2019). Due to good differentiation and stability of morphological and chemical characters, the two species are considered separate in European conditions. However, in some publications, both older and recent, the species are not distinguished and are reported as C. arbuscula.

Literature: Ahti T. & Stenroos S. (2013): Cladoniaceae. – In: Ahti T., Stenroos S. & Moberg R. [eds], Nordic Lichen Flora 5: 87–89. Stenroos S., Pino-Bodas R., Hyvönen J., Lumbsch H.T. & Ahti T. (2019): Phylogeny of the family Cladoniaceae (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota) based on sequences of multiple loci. – Cladistics 35: 351–384.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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