Cladonia macrophylla (Schaer.) Stenh.

A lichen characterized by large primary squamules and usually unbranched podetia with an ecorticate surface covered by rounded squamules. It contains psoromic acid (Pd+ yellow). It is a mountain species, in relic habitats also found at lower elevations. Most commonly, C. macrophylla grows on acidic soil, humus or mossy boulders in screes, on heathlands and sandstone rocks in relic pine forests. It is scattered in central Europe, only locally more abundant, e.g., on mountain screes. In the Czech Republic, the lichen grows in the border mountain ranges, in the Brdy highlands and the north-Bohemian sandstone areas. It is absent from flysch areas of the Carpathians.

Literature: Malíček J., Bouda F., Kocourková J., Palice Z. & Peksa O. (2011): Zajímavé nálezy vzácných a přehlížených dutohlávek v České republice. – Bryonora 48: 34–50.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

most frequented synonyms:Cladonia alpicola

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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