Cladonia coccifera agg.

For the purposes of this atlas, the C. coccifera complex includes five red-fruited scyphose species with usnic acid: C. borealis, C. coccifera, C. deformis, C. diversa and C. pleurota. While the chemically distinct C. borealis is the only monophyletic species of the group (Stenroos et al. 2019), the rest of the species are morphologically defined (Steinová et al. 2013). Cladonia deformis and C. pleurota are characterized by sorediate podetia. The rest of the species have granules, plates or microsquamules on their surface.

Literature: 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. Steinová J., Stenroos S., Grube M. & Škaloud P. (2013): Genetic diversity and species delimitation of the zeorin-containing red-fruited Cladonia species (lichenized Ascomycota) assessed with ITS rDNA and β-tubulin data. – Lichenologist 45: 665–684.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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