Cladonia bellidiflora (Ach.) Schaer.

A red-fruited Cladonia with densely squamulose yellowish podetia which contain squamatic acid (UV+ white). It grows on acidic soil, humus or within moss cushions. It is typically found on boulder screes, but also in mountain forests, peat bogs, in Pinus mugo vegetation, near boulder streams and in cold ravines. The lichen prefers microclimatically humid places, such as areas with long-lasting snow cover. It is a boreal-montane to arctic-alpine species, associated with higher mountains in central Europe. In the Czech Republic, C. bellidiflora is more abundant only in the Krkonoše Mts, but there are scattered records from other border mountains too. It also grows on screes of the Praha hill in the Brdy highlands. The records from sandstone areas often refer to misidentified, atypically squamulose C. coccifera agg. specimens.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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