Leptorhaphis maggiana (A. Massal.) Körb.

An inconspicuous crust with black apothecia and without any apparent mark of lichenization. The species usually grows on smooth bark of hazel, less often on branches and young trunks of other deciduous trees (Aguirre-Hudson 2009). From similar species of the Arthopyrenia, Cyrtidula and Strigula genera, which may also be found on hazels, L. maggiana differs in its elongated one-septate ascospores. Its general distribution is insufficiently known but the lichen seems to be locally common. In the Czech Republic, it occurs on hazels in well-lit to slightly shaded habitats of various humidity. The species has been reported from lower elevations in the Šumava Mts and several other single localities. Due to its indistinctness to moisture and light conditions, it is likely to be a more common, hitherto overlooked species.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Dothideomycetes incertae sedis Dothideomycetes Naetrocymbaceae Leptorhaphis

Red List (Malíček 2023):DD – data deficient

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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