Lepraria incana (L.) Ach.

A common acidophilous Lepraria species, practically indistinguishable from L. elobata in the field. The species exhibits a relatively wide ecological amplitude, occurring on bark, wood and rocks. As the epiphyte, it may be found on a variety of wooden plants in various forest types, or even in forestless areas. It is especially abundant, for example, on oaks. Lepraria incana is very tolerant to acid rain. Out of the saxicolous substrates, the lichen prefers vertical and overhanging siliceous rocks. It is a cosmopolitan species, one of the most abundant genus members both in Europe and in the Czech Republic.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Stereocaulaceae Lepraria


Red list:LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 1823, confirmed 758. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).

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