Rinodina pityrea Ropin & H. Mayrhofer

Rinodina with a dark grey to grey-green blastidiate thallus similar to Caloplaca chlorina. It is only rarely fertile; its dark grey apothecia contain the Sedifolia-grey pigment (rare in the genus Rinodina). The spores are double-walled (Tunicata type).

Primarily, it is epiphytic on nutrient-rich bark of deciduous trees (e.g., poplars and ashes), often at nutrient-enriched and dusty places. The species prefers well-lit tree bases in open forest, forest steppes, parks or solitary trees. It might also occur on anthropogenic substrates, mainly vertical surfaces of concrete walls, together with Caloplaca flavocitrina. It is distributed all over the area of the Czech Republic, except for the mountains.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Physciaceae Rinodina

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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