Enchylium coccophorum Tuck.

This species differs from the common E. tenax mainly in 1-septate spores. It is linked to exposed calcareous soil, especially in early succession stages where it may form very rich populations. Therefore, centres of its high density are expected in quarries and similar habitats. However, E. coccophorum may occur also on exposed ground within grasslands. Recently, it has been reported from several localities in the Český kras and Týnčanský kras karst regions. Historically, there were more of its localities in the Czech Republic, especially at lower elevations with a presence of calcareous rocks, such as Prague’s vicinity and southern Moravia (Pišút 1968). In Europe, E. coccophorum is a relatively rare lichen.

Literature: Pišút I. (1968): Lichenologische Bemerkungen 3. – Annotationes zoologicae et botanicae 50: 1–6.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Collemataceae Enchylium

most frequented synonyms:Collema coccophorum

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):EN – endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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