Micarea micrococca agg.

This species complex includes in central Europe M. byssacea, M. czarnotae, M. laeta, M. microareolata, M. micrococca s. str., M. microsorediata, M. pauli, M. pseudomicrococca and M. viridileprosa. M. pusilla, apparently a sister clade to the groups around M. micrococca and M. prasina, is due to the similar appearance also included in the aggregate for the purposes of this atlas. The complex is one of the taxonomically most challenging lichen groups in the Czech Republic and species determination often requires verification by molecular methods. Probably the only relatively easily identifiable species is the sorediate M. viridileprosa. Some of the taxa have not been confirmed in the country yet, but their presence is very probable.

Literature: Guzow-Krzemińska B., Sérusiaux E., van den Boom P.P.G., Brand A.M., Launis A., Łubek A. & Kukwa M. (2019): Understanding the evolution of phenotypical characters in the Micarea prasina group (Pilocarpaceae) and descriptions of six new species within the group. – MycoKeys 57: 1–30. 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. Launis A., Pykälä, J., Boom Van den P., Sérusiaux E. & Myllys L. (2019): Four new epiphytic species in the Micarea prasina group from Europe. – Lichenologist 51: 7–25.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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