Elixia flexella (Ach.) Lumbsch

An inconspicuous crustose lichen, producing dark, usually slightly elongated fruiting bodies (hysterothecia). It has a barely noticeable, semi-immersed thallus formed by subtle, scattered, brown granules (goniocysts), best visible after wetting the substrate. It is a strictly lignicolous species, usually occurring on snags and stumps of coniferous trees (rarely also deciduous ones) in well-lit, humid habitats in natural forests and peat bogs. It has been reported from the Třeboň region, the Šumava, Beskydy and Novohradské hory Mountains In the Czech Republic, its core area of distribution probably lies in mountains, but it may sparsely occur also at lower elevations, as shown by its recent records in the Týřov protected area in the Křivoklát region.

Literature: Palice Z., Czarnota P., Kukwa M., Kocourková J., Berger F., Guttová A., Halda J., Peksa O., Uhlík P. & Svoboda D. (2003): Lišejníky zaznamenané během 9. Jarního setkání Bryologicko-lichenologické sekce v Hajnici. – Bryonora 32: 7–17.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Umbilicariales Elixiaceae Elixia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):DD – data deficient
Red List (Malíček 2023):C2 – strongly endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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