Cladonia merochlorophaea Asahina

A member of the taxonomically difficult C. chlorophaea group. The species can be reliably identified based on secondary metabolites; merochlorophaeic acid is the diagnostic compound (KC+ red to violet and UV+ whitish). In the field, its presence might be estimated based on the common brownish colour of the podetia.

Cladonia merochlorophaea is a cosmopolitan species, abundant in Europe. In the Czech Republic, it grows all over the area from lowlands to mountains, in forest and open habitats. It is a generalist species considering substrate preferences; it occurs on soil, humus, decaying wood and tree bases.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):DD – data deficient

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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