Lecidea albofuscescens is an extremely rare, boreal, montane epiphytic species that requires stable humidity and probably also old-growth forests. In central Europe, it occurs in mountain beech forests and beech-spruce forests, on a smooth bark of both deciduous and coniferous trees, often in communities with members of the genus Biatora. In the Czech Republic, it has been recorded only once, historically, on shaded beech bark near the Jedlová waterfall in the Jizerské hory Mountains (Nádvorník 1961). However, its presence has not been confirmed recently. The species is currently absent and possibly extinct in the country. Theoretically, it can still be discovered in natural old-growth forests in the Šumava Mts, as its occurrence is confirmed only a few kilometres beyond the Czech-German border, in the vicinity of the lake Roklanské jezero (Printzen et al. 2002).
Literature: Nádvorník J. (1961): Příspěvky k lišejníkovému rodu Lecidea (Ach.) Th.Fr. v ČSSR. – Preslia 33: 308–314. Printzen C., Halda J., Palice Z. & Tønsberg T. (2002): New and interesting lichen record from old-growth forest stands in the German National Park Bayerischer Wald. – Nova Hedwigia 74: 25–49.taxonomic classification:
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