Lepraria alpina (B. de Lesd.) Tretiach & Baruffo

A species from the Lepraria neglecta agg., in the field practically undistinguishable from the common L. borealis. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) is needed for its identification. The lichen grows in exposed habitats, typically on saxicolous mosses, soil or directly on rocks. It is a rather rare, montane to alpine species in Europe. More records are known from the Alps, elsewhere L. alpina occurs sparsely. In the Czech Republic, the species has been found only in the Šumava Mts, Krušné hory Mts, Krkonoše Mts and the Českomoravská vysočina upland so far.

Literature: Slavíková-Bayerová Š. (2006): New and interesting records of Lepraria (Stereocaulaceae, Ascomycota) from the Czech Republic. – In: Lackovičová A., Guttová A., Lisická E. & Lizoň P. [eds], Central European lichens – diversity and threat, p. 97–107. Mycotaxon Ltd., Ithaca.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Stereocaulaceae Lepraria

most frequented synonyms:Lepraria cacuminum, Leproloma cacuminum

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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