Micarea misella (Nyl.) Hedl.

One of the most frequent genus members in the Czech Republic and one of the two most abundant species with stalked pycnidia. It is typically a forest epixylic taxon occurring in most forest types and also in raised bogs. It can be found even in intensively managed forests or parks, where wood is left. Less often it grows in rather dry forests at lower elevation and on worked timber out of a forest. This microlichen may grow on both humid and a relatively dry wood at any stage of decomposition. It usually inhabits a relatively shaded habitats but does not avoid open ones if the substrate is sufficiently humid. The taxon may theoretically cover more entities and some of its records in the Czech Republic (e.g. those with missing pycnidia) could belong to the little known M. herbarum.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea


Red list:LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 424, confirmed 351. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).

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