Cladonia uncialis agg.

A group of two subspecies, uncialis and biuncialis. Although they are distinct based on molecular data, they are kept at the level of subspecies due to their closeness. Also, the diagnostic features are very variable and none of them is absolutely reliable. Subsp. uncialis has tri- to tetrapolytomous branching, while subsp. biuncialis has (anisotomous-) dichotomous branching. The latter also has a powdery surface of the central cavity of podetia and usually contains squamatic acid (UV+ blue-white).

Literature: Stenroos S., Pino-Bodas R., Weckman D. & Ahti T. (2015): Phylogeny of Cladonia uncialis (Cladoniaceae, Lecanoromycetes) and its allies. – Lichenologist 47: 215–231.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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