Platismatia glauca (L.) W.L. Culb. & C.F. Culb.

A common macrolichen, in the Czech Republic growing from lowlands to mountains, where it is more abundant. It is characterized by wide lobes with marginal isidia, which sometimes disintegrate into soredia. The species grows on acidic bark of coniferous and deciduous trees inside and outside of forests, mainly on branches and in treetops. It can also be found on wood or siliceous rocks. It is a cosmopolitan lichen, known from tropical islands of Oceania as well as from the Antarctica (Randlane & Saag 2007).

Literature: Randlane T. & Saag A. (2007): Cetrarioid lichens in the Southern Hemisphere – an identification key and distribution patterns of the species. – Bibliotheca Lichenologica 95: 489–499.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Parmeliaceae Platismatia

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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