Sclerophora coniophaea (Norman) Mattsson & Middelb.

Sclerophora coniophaea is a boreal-montane lichen associated with the bark of old deciduous trees, more rarely also coniferous, or even with naked wood. It is rare in central Europe, occurring mainly in old-growth forests of mountain and sub-mountain areas. In the Czech Republic, it is currently only known from the Diana nature reserve in the Český les Mts and the Smrčina massif in the Šumava Mts. A single historical collection comes from the Žákova hora Hill in the Žďárské vrchy Highlands from the beginning of the 20th century.

Literature: Liška J., Palice Z., Dětinský R. & Vondrák J. (2006): Changes in distribution of rare and threatened lichens in the Czech Republic II. – In: Lackovičová A., Guttová A., Lisická E. & Lizoň P. [eds], Central European lichens – diversity and threat, p. 241–258, Mycotaxon Ltd., Ithaca. 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 Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Sclerophora

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):CR – critically endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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