Micarea fallax Launis & Myllys

Recently described lichen from the M. prasina group. Its distribution in the Czech Republic is not well known yet. It visually resembles rather members of the M. micrococca group, but in contrast to them it produces micareic acid. The species is widespread with a relatively wide substrate ecology; it often grows both on wood and bark. In the Czech Republic, it is probably one of the common genus members. Many findings from the country come from cutting surface of conifer stumps in managed forests. Here, it may be easily mistaken for M. pusilla, another inconspicuous lichen with a very similar ecology.

Literature: Launis A., Malíček J., Svensson M., Tsurykau A., Sérusiaux E. & Myllys L. (2019): Sharpening species boundaries in the Micarea prasina group, with a new circumscription of the type species M. prasina. – Mycologia 111: 574–592.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea

Red List (Malíček 2023):DD – data deficient

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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