Micarea melaena (Nyl.) Hedl.

A sparsely distributed lichen of moist coniferous forests, most often pine and spruce ones, less often of humid deciduous forests. The species has a relatively broad substrate ecology. The usual substrate is wet decaying wood and bases of trees with acidic bark, usually conifers, especially pines. Often it grows also on bryophytes and moist detritus. Less frequently it may be seen on rocks, e.g. in sandstone rock areas. The species is locally common in the Czech Republic. It occurs in most of the mountains in the country. At lower elevations, it can be most often seen in sandstone areas.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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