Micarea globulosella (Nyl.) Coppins

A boreal epiphytic and epixylic lichen. In the Czech Republic, the species is typical for mountain forests, such as climax spruce forests, mixed forests and beechwoods. It usually occurs in areas with long-lasting snow cover at spruce and beech bases, where it may form extensive coatings. Its presence on relatively young or already dead trees and snags is not an exception. Rarely M. globulosella grows also in relic pine forests on serpentinite substrate. The lichen is often found in pycnidial stage without apothecia. In the Czech Republic, it has been recorded only in some of the border mountains and around Želivka so far.

Literature: Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. (2014): New lichen records and rediscoveries from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. – Herzogia 27: 257–284.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea

Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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