A highly inconspicuous, ephemeral microlichen, so far known only from about a dozen localities in western, central and eastern Europe, including the Caucasus. In the field, G. minuta may be confused with Coenogonium pineti, both species have pale, almost transparent, jelly-like, bowl-shaped fruiting bodies when wet. Coenogonium pineti, however, has a darker green thallus due to the trentepohlioid alga content. In the Czech Republic, G. minuta has so far been documented from only two localities in shady moist forests, from ash bark and lying, slowly decaying wood (Kubiak & Malíček 2012, Palice 2019).
Literature: Kubiak D. & Malíček J. (2012): Gyalidea minuta in Central Europe – new data on its distribution, ecology, and morphological variation. – Mycotaxon 119: 11–16. Palice Z. (2019): Inventarizační průzkum PR Dívčí kámen (CHKO Blanský les) – lišejníky. – Ms. [Depon. in AOPK ČR, Praha.]taxonomic classification:
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