Ramalina pollinaria agg.

The group includes R. europaea, R. pollinaria s. str. and a formally yet undescribed phylogenetic lineage. They all form sorediate, non-pendent fruticose thalli and contain evernic acid. R. europaea is the most common in the Czech Republic. The abundance, ecology and distribution of R. pollinaria s. str. will need to be evaluated based on revision of herbarium material, or molecular data too. Occurrence of a morphologically similar R. intermedia, which occurs in some of the near-by countries and is non-specific towards its substrate, is not probable in the Czech Republic. This species is distinguished by the presence of divaricatic acid (Stenroos et al. 2016).

Literature: Gasparyan A., Sipman H. J. M. & Lücking R. (2017): Ramalina europaea and R. labiosorediata, two new species of the R. pollinaria group (Ascomycota: Ramalinaceae), and new typifications for Lichen pollinarius and L. squarrosus. – Lichenologist 49: 301–319. Stenroos S., Velmala S., Pykälä J. & Ahti T. (2016): Lichens of Finland. – Norrlinia 30: 1–896.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Ramalinaceae Ramalina

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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