Micarea nigella Coppins

Infrequently found species of moist forests, typically old-growth forests dominated by firs and beeches. It usually grows on soft, rather rain-protected (but it is not a rule), heavily decayed wood of conifers (most often snags and stumps). Occasionally, it passes onto a bark and roots of dead trees. The species is sparsely distributed across the Czech Republic. Most often it is reported from old-growth forests but neither records in managed forests are exceptional – usually it is the first generation planted in areas where a primeval forest used to be, with large amount of dead wood left, such as big, slowly decaying stumps.

Literature: Palice Z. (1999): New and noteworthy records of lichens in the Czech Republic. – Preslia 71: 289–336.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Pilocarpaceae Micarea

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):DD – data deficient
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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