Gyalecta carneola (Ach.) Hellb.

A rare epiphytic lichen. In Europe, it has a suboceanic distribution. It has rarely been reported from Central Europe, only from densely forested regions. Possibly, it is a species sensitive to excessive changes in microclimatic conditions and lack of suitable substrates. In our country, these are old beeches with a higher bark pH. However, in general it has wider ecological amplitude. In Western Europe, for example, it grows in an open landscape on branches of several wooden plants. In the Czech Republic, it is known only from southern Bohemia, from the most valuable forest reserves: the Boubín and Žofín primeval forests. In the field, it is practically indistinguishable from the species G. ophiospora that, besides appearance, exhibits similar ecological requirements.

Literature: Svoboda D. [ed.] (2009): Zajímavé lichenologické nálezy V. – Bryonora 44: 39–40.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Ostropales Gyalectaceae Gyalecta

most frequented synonyms:Pachyphiale carneola

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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