Sarcogyne pruinosa (Schaer.) A.Massal.

The most abundant representative of the genus in Europe, which is highly variable phenotypically and genetically. Its differentiation from other Sarcogyne species is rather complicated and based on several characters (see Knudsen et al. 2023). It grows on sunny to lightly shaded surfaces of natural calcareous rocks and anthropogenic substrates (e.g. concrete, plaster). It also belongs to pioneer lichens that colonize recently formed substrates. In the Czech Republic it is relatively abundant from lowlands to mountains.

Literature: Knudsen K., van Zon S., Tsurykau A., Kocourková J., Hodková E., Huereca A. & Malíček J. (2023): Sarcogyne (Acarosporaceae) on calcareous rock in Europe and North America. – Herzogia 36: 52–71.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Acarosporales Acarosporaceae Sarcogyne

most frequented synonyms:Sarcogyne regularis

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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