Sarcogyne praetermissa K.Knudsen & Kocourk.

This species is rare in the Czech Republic and was described from the Pálava Hills on limestone on Svatý Kopeček in South Moravia at 279 m on south-facing steppe. Other localities are known from Kočičí kámen rock and Templštejn castle ruine in South Moravia. It is known only from Europe (Finland, France, Hungary, Montenegro and Sweden) but is probably more widely distributed. It is a calciphyte and grows in full sun on limestone and dolomite, including on vertical surfaces and often along fissures. Most records are elevations below 300 m.

It has an endolithic thallus and lecideine apothecia 0.2–0.6(–1.0) mm wide with usually a round margin without incisions except when it is replicating by division. The margin is higher than the epruinose disc and curls inward along the inner edge in mature apothecia.

Literature: Knudsen K. & Kocourková J. (2018): Sarcogyne praetermissa (Acarosporaceae), a new calcicolous lichen species from Europe, with a key to the European Sarcogyne species. – Herzogia 31: 133–139.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Acarosporales Acarosporaceae Sarcogyne

Red List (Malíček 2023):DD – data deficient

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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