Rinodina malangica (Norman) Arnold

Rinodina malangica forms dark brown blastidiate crusts, usually sterile. If fertile, the spores are of the Physcia type (with a thickened cell wall near the septum and in the apices). Most commonly, it grows on trunks of shrubs (Alnus viridis, Rhododendron) in the subalpine belt or in the lower part of trunks of deciduous trees (often sycamores) near the upper tree line. The species prefers well-lit places, but with long lasting snow cover. It was described from northern Norway but most of its records are from mountain areas of Europe outside Scandinavia. In the Czech Republic, it is only known from the Šumava Mts, from a sycamore in the Plešné jezero glacial cirque (Palice et al. 2018).

Literature: Palice Z., Malíček J., Peksa O. & Vondrák J. (2018): New remarkable records and range extensions in the central European lichen biota. – Herzogia 31: 518–534.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Physciaceae Rinodina

Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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