Melanelixia glabratula is a mainly epiphytic (very rarely lignicolous or saxicolous) lichen with a wide ecological amplitude, common both in Europe and in the Czech Republic. It may be found in forests and on solitary trees at any elevation. It grows on trunks of deciduous trees, such as oak, sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), ash, beech and hornbeam, rather than on their branches. In the past, the taxon used to be identified as a variety or subspecies of M. fuliginosa or was not recognised at all. However, M. glabratula differs from the mentioned species, besides its ecology, by a greener thallus, slightly wider lobe margin without isidia and rather wider lobes in general.
Literature: Arup U. & Sandler Berlin E. (2011): A taxonomic study of Melanelixia fuliginosa in Europe. – Lichenologist 43: 89–97.taxonomic classification:
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