Cladonia novochlorophaea (Sipman) Brodo & Ahti

Cladonia species from the C. chlorophaea agg. which can only be identified based on secondary metabolites content detected by TLC. Homosekikaic and sekikaic acids are diagnostic while the presence of fumarprotocetraric acid is unstable. In the field, it might be distinguished based on its dark colour caused by melanising medulla and the verruculose cortex of podetia. Cladonia homosekikaica is a chemically similar species, not yet recorded in the Czech Republic, morphologically rather similar to C. fimbriata (Kowalewska et al. 2008).

Cladonia novochlorophaea grows on acidic soil, humus and tree bases at open stands, such as heathlands and peatbogs. It has an oceanic distribution area in Europe. The species is rare in the Czech Republic, associated with border mountain ranges rich in rainfall. So far, it has been found in the Krkonoše, Krušné hory and Jizerské hory Mts. It probably occurs elsewhere, too, and its distribution area is partially underestimated.

Literature: Kowalewska A., Kukwa M., Ostrowska I., Jabłońska A., Oset M. & Szok J. (2008): The lichens of the Cladonia pyxidata-chlorophaea group and allied species in Poland. – Herzogia 21: 61–78.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Malíček 2023):C2 – strongly endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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