Lecidella subviridis Tønsberg

Lecidella species with a sorediate, yellowish thallus that contains atranorin and xanthones (K+ yellow, C+ orange). Fruiting bodies are formed rarely. TLC is necessary for its distinction from similar lichens, such as L. albida, L. flavosorediata, and possibly also Lecanora expallens.

Lecidella subviridis is an epiphyte that usually grows on rather acidic bark of deciduous and coniferous trees in both forest and open landscape. It prefers habitats with moist climate. In Europe, the species occurs mainly in the mountains of the temperate zone and in the northern part of the continent. However, it is rarely reported lichen. In the Czech Republic, it is found in mountains with well-preserved forests, most often in old-growth stands dominated by beech. So far it has been reported from the Šumava Mts, Český les Mts, Novohradské hory Mts and Beskydy Mts.

Literature: Tønsberg T. (1992): The sorediate and isidiate, corticolous, crustose lichens in Norway. – Sommerfeltia 14: 1–331.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecanoraceae Lecidella

Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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