Lecidea berengeriana (A. Massal.) Th. Fr.

A rare, arctic-alpine terricolous species with a markedly thick, light thallus. Its taxonomical status is not clear and just temporary it is classified as a member of the genus Lecidea. The only information on this taxon mentioned in the Catalogue of Lichens of the Czech Republic (Vězda & Liška 1999) relates to an exsiccate documented by A. Vězda (Lich. Sel. Exsic. N. 2309; Vězda 1989). However, considering the low altitude and the type of habitat where it was collected (valley forest near Tišnov), this data probably belongs to the related L. strasseri, which until recently, was not distinguished by most authors. On the other hand, Czarnota (2007) studied a published record of Lecidea assimilata var. irrubata from Petrovy kameny in the Jeseníky Mountains (Stein 1879, as Lecidella assimilata var. irrubata; leg. B. Stein, 1865, WRSL), and he found it to be the species L. berengeriana. This taxon therefore appears legitimately in the list of lichens of the Czech Republic, even though its occurrence has not recently been confirmed.

Literatura: Czarnota P. (2007): The lichen genus Micarea (Lecanorales) Ascomycota) in Poland. – Polish Botanical Studies 23: 1–199. Vězda A. (1989): Lichenes selecti exsiccati, editi ab Instituto botanico Academiae Scientiarum Čechoslovacae, Průhonice prope Pragam. Fasc. XCIII (no. 2301−2325). − Brno.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecideaceae Lecidea

most frequented synonyms:Mycobilimbia berengeriana

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):NE – not evaluated
Red List (Malíček 2023):A – no recent data

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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