Cladonia scabriuscula (Delise) Nyl.

Cladonia scabriuscula is characterized by a disintegrating to pealing cortex in the apical parts of podetia where coarse soredia are also formed. It is the most similar and closely related to the common C. furcata. The two species are not distinguishable based on molecular data (Pino-Bodas et al. 2015).

It grows on acidic soil in open habitats and open forests. The species is rare in central Europe. Its distribution range has oceanic tendencies (Ahti & Stenroos 2013). In the Czech Republic, there are only very scattered records from the western part of the country, including a few recent findings.

Literature: Pino-Bodas R., Burgaz A. R., Martín M. P., Ahti T., Stenroos S., Wedin M. & Lumbsch H. T. (2015): The phenotypic features used for distinguishing species within the Cladonia furcata complex are highly homoplasious. – Lichenologist 47: 287–303. Ahti T. & Stenroos S. (2013): Cladoniaceae. – In: Ahti T., Stenroos S. & Moberg R. [eds], Nordic Lichen Flora 5: 87–89.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C2 – strongly endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 17, confirmed 15. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).


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