Lepraria nivalis J.R. Laundon

Morphologically and chemically variable species, which requires a detailed taxonomic study. Lepraria nivalis grows on shady limestone rocks and on bryophytes that cover them. In central Europe, the species is rather rare but it may be common in regions rich in calcareous rocks. From the Czech Republic, the lichen is usually reported from single localities in karst areas. To date, three chemotypes have been found in the country: 1) containing atranorin and protocetraric acid, 2) containing atranorin and fumarprotocetraric acid and 3) containing only protocetraric acid.

Literature: Vondrák J., Kocourková J., Slavíková-Bayerová Š., Breuss O., Sparrius L. & Hawksworth D. L. (2007): Noteworthy lichens, lichenicolous and other allied fungi recorded in Bohemian Karst, Czech Republic. – Bryonora 40: 31–40. Halda J.P., Kocourková J., Lenzová V., Malíček J., Müller A., Palice Z., Uhlík P. & Vondrák J. (2017): Lišejníky zaznamenané během 22. jarního setkání bryologicko-lichenologické sekce ČBS v Moravském krasu v dubnu 2015. – Bryonora 59: 1–23.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Stereocaulaceae Lepraria

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):DD – data deficient
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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