Loxospora elatina (Ach.) A. Massal.

Predominantly a boreal-montane epiphytic lichen. In the Czech Republic, its centre of distribution is in natural foothill and mountain forests. It may be found also in managed forests of suitable humidity. Most often, the species grows on acidic bark of beech and spruce. It may be abundant, for example, in old-growth beech or waterlogged spruce forests and in pine forest bogs. Due to acid rain, L. elatina disappeared from some areas and, in consequence of acidification, it partially passed from conifers to deciduous trees. Currently, the species is relatively abundant only in the Šumava Mts and Novohradské hory Mts.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Sarrameanales Sarrameanaceae Loxospora

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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