Rinodina calcarea (Arnold) Arnold

An inconspicuous Rinodina whose thalli consist of just a few convex areoles around apothecia. However, apothecia are often absent. The spores have a double cell wall (Tunicata-type). Most commonly, it grows on limestone, but also on calcareous insertions or calcified surfaces of siliceous rocks (such as diabases or andesites), often around crevices. The lichen prefers well-lit sites and naturally xerothermic habitats (e.g., rocky steppes) at lower elevations. Its absent from the mountains. In the Czech Republic, R. calcarea is scattered in limestone areas (e.g., the Bohemian karst, Pálava Hills) and in river canyons in areas with basic siliceous rocks (Křivoklát and Podyjí regions).

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Physciaceae Rinodina

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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