Lecidea sphaerella Hedl.

A crustose epiphytic species of a similar ecology and appearance as Biatora helvola, from which it differs in the absence of secondary metabolites and microscopically, e.g. in the exciple structure. In the Czech Republic, the lichen has been found on smooth bark of deciduous trees in forest valleys and rather humid natural forests. The ecology and distribution of the species are so far little known. Most of its Czech records come from the Šumava Mts; besides, it has been reported only from the Krušné hory Mts.

Literature: Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2014): New lichen records and rediscoveries from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. – Herzogia 27: 257–284.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecideaceae Lecidea

Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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