Flavopunctelia flaventior (Stirt.) Hale

Alike the Flavoparmelia species, Flavopunctelia flaventior has a large yellow-green thallus. However, it differs in the dotlike pseudocyphelia on lobe surface and in secondary metabolites. It is a relatively thermophilic and light-loving lichen, often growing on bark of deciduous trees in open habitats, such as avenues; on shrubs and in treetops from lowlands (where is its main area of distribution) to mountain foothills. In the past, this lichen was very rare in the Czech Republic. Until the 1990s, there was only one reliable report on its occurrence from Brno in 1918. Since the 1990s, records have been increasing in the country, and nowadays, up to twenty localities are known. The species range covers Eurasia, Africa, North and South America.

Literature: Šoun J., Bouda F., Kocourková J., Malíček J., Palice Z., Peksa O., Svoboda D. & Vondrák J. (2017): Zajímavé nálezy lišejníků z čeledi Parmeliaceae v České republice. – Bryonora 60: 46–64. Liška J., Palice Z., Dětinský R. & Vondrák J. (2006): Changes in distribution of rare and threatened lichens in the Czech Republic II. – In: Lackovičová A., Guttová A., Lisická E. & Lizoň P. [eds], Central European lichens – diversity and threat, p. 241–258, Mycotaxon Ltd., Ithaca.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Parmeliaceae Flavopunctelia

most frequented synonyms:Parmelia flaventior

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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