Sclerophora peronella (Ach.) Tibell

Sclerophora peronella is the most abundant Sclerophora species in the Czech Republic, however, due to its narrow ecological specialization, it is still rare. Most commonly, it is found on exposed lignum in wounds of living beech trees, but also on the bark of deciduous trees with higher pH, mainly on maples. It occurs in old and old-growth forests of middle and higher elevations, typically in beech or scree forests. The species is also known from old tree avenues in abandoned villages in the border areas. In Europe, it is widely distributed, but rare. In the Czech Republic, it is recently more abundant only in the Šumava and Český les Mts. There are individual records from the Beskydy, Brdy, Orlické hory, Novohradské hory and Králický Sněžník Mts and from the Ralsko region.

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.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Coniocybales Coniocybaceae Sclerophora

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):EN – endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C3 – endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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