Enchylium limosum (Ach.) Otálora, P.M. Jørg. & Wedin

A tiny Enchylium with a crustose thallus, more developed around apothecia. Those are relatively big and conspicuous, and contain 4-spored asci. It is a typical pioneer species of bare, often calcareous, soils (r-strategist). Especially common it is in anthropogenic habitats, such as in quarries, spoil heaps, setting pits. Its presence is, however, usually temporary. In Europe and the Czech Republic, it occurs sparsely.

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 limosum

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):NT – near threatened
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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