Flavocetraria cucullata (Bellardi) Kärnefelt & A. Thell

Flavocetraria cucullata is an arctic-alpine species growing on acidic soil and humus, mainly in exposed and windy localities above the upper tree line. It is characterised by narrow, yellow to yellow-green, tubularly curved upright lobes, violet at their bases. In the Czech Republic, it has been reported from the Šumava Mts, Krkonoše Mts and Hrubý Jeseník Mts. Currently, this lichen may be seen, for example, on Mt Sněžka. The species has circumpolar distribution; it occurs throughout the cold regions of Eurasia and North America and most frequently it is found in the Arctic tundra. Besides, a minor disjunctive occurrence in equatorial region and in southern hemisphere has been reported. It is known from the high mountains of Papua New Guinea and from the high Andes of Peru (Randlane & Saag 2007). In some European areas, such as Scandinavia and Germany, it can be found also in lowlands.

Literature: Randlane T. & Saag A. (2007): Cetrarioid lichens in the Southern Hemisphere – an identification key and distribution patterns of the species. – Bibliotheca Lichenologica 95: 489–499.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Parmeliaceae Flavocetraria


Red list:EN – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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