Lecidea albohyalina (Nyl.) Th. Fr.

Taxon sometimes assigned to the genus Biatora s. str. (Printzen 2014) whose ecology resembles rather some members of the genus Lecania, in particular the species Lecania cyrtellina. It is a forest lichen, growing from lowlands to mountains. It occurs mainly in open floodplain and scree forests. It prefers a smooth, less acidic or subneutral bark of woody plants, especially beeches and ash trees. The fruiting bodies are often absent. The species is easily overlooked and hard to identify, therefore its distribution in our country is still insufficiently known and in fact, the taxon may be more abundant. Recent findings come from the Novohradské hory Mountains, the Šumava Mts, the Břeclav region and the Moravský kras (Moravian Karst).

Literature: Printzen C. (2014): A molecular phylogeny of the lichen genus Biatora including some morphologically similar species. – Lichenologist 46: 441–453.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecideaceae Lecidea

most frequented synonyms:Biatora albohyalina

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):EN – endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C2 – strongly endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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