Coniocarpon fallax (Ach.) Grube

Similarly to the related species C. cinnabarinum, it is a rare, hygrophilous and quite thermophilic lichen. It differs in shorter ascospores (≤ 20 μm) and narrower irregularly radially branched apothecia. It grows on a smooth bark of deciduous trees (e.g., hazel, ash and hornbeam) or on firs, in open forests with high air humidity from lowlands to sub-montane zones. In Europe, it is distributed from the Mediterranean to more humid areas of the temperate belt. In the Czech Republic, only a single published historical record is known: from beech and hornbeam near Hradec Králové by Mann (1852). However, it is doubtful (see Servít 1959) and the herbarium material requires revision.

Literature: Mann W. (1825): Lichenum in Bohemia observatorum dispositio succinctaque descriptio. – Pragae, 108 p. Servít M. (1959): Lišejníky Podkrkonoší a sousedního území. – Práce krajského Musea v Hradci Králové, ser. A, 1: 129–158.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Arthoniomycetes Arthoniales Arthoniaceae Coniocarpon

most frequented synonyms:Arthonia elegans, Coniocarpon elegans

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):RE – extinct
Red List (Malíček 2023):NE – not evaluated

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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