Cladonia cyanipes (Sommerf.) Nyl.

A finely sorediate yellowish Cladonia species with sparsely branched podetia in the upper part and UV+ white due to the content of barbatic acid. It is terricolous, usually found on acidic soil, humus, within moss cushions and on decaying wood. It occurs in old spruce forests, on peatbogs and heathlands. Its distribution area lies in the boreal to arctic zone of the northern hemisphere (Ahti & Stenroos 2013). In central Europe, C. cyanipes is a rare mountain lichen, associated mainly with the Alps and Carpathians. There are only historical records from the area of the Czech Republic. The oldest ones are from the Krkonoše Mts (Flotow 1839), from Pomezní boudy and Sněžka Mt. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was recorded at least at eight places, mainly rocky hilltops, in the Hrubý Jeseník and Králický Sněžník Mts (Kovář 1912) and surprisingly also on Mt Radhošť in the Beskydy Mts (Suza 1921). The last localized record is from the 1930s from the Petrovy kameny Mt. (Suza 1933). Currently, it is considered extinct in the Czech Republic and the reasons remain unknown.

Literature: Flotow [J.] v. (1839): Die merkwürdigsten und seltneren Flechten des Hirschberg-Warmbrunner Thals und des Hochgebirgs. – Breslau. Ahti T. & Stenroos S. (2013): Cladoniaceae. – In: Ahti T., Stenroos S. & Moberg R. [eds], Nordic Lichen Flora 5: 87–89. Kovář F. (1912): Moravské druhy rodu Cladonia. – Věstník Klubu přírodovědeckého Prostějov 15: 85–190 & 193–199. Suza J. (1923): Lišejníky československého Těšínska. (Poznámky lichenogeografické. I.). – Sborník Přírodovědecké společnosti v moravské Ostravě 2: 3–25. Suza J. (1933): Der Peterstein in den Ostsudeten im Lichte der lichenologischen Durchforschung. – Časopis Moravského zemského musea v Brně 28–29: 507–532.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):RE – extinct
Red List (Malíček 2023):A – no recent data

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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