Scytinium fragrans (Sm.) Otálora, P.M. Jørg. & Wedin

A tiny epiphytic Scytinium, easy to identify, characteristic by numerous apothecia and thallus forming rounded rosettes or cushions. It grows on nutrient-rich bark of old trees (such as Salix, Acer platanoides, Ulmus), mainly in humid deciduous forests. It occurs in most of Europe but recently belongs to very rare lichens. There are only historical records of the species, from less than ten localities in the Czech Republic, in particular from southern Moravia (Černohorský et al. 1956, Pišút 1968).

Literature: Černohorský Z., Nádvorník J. & Servít M. (1956): Klíč k určování lišejníků ČSR. I. Díl. – Nakladatelství ČSAV, Praha. Pišút I. (1968): Lichenologische Bemerkungen 3. – Annotationes zoologicae et botanicae 50: 1–6.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Collemataceae Scytinium

most frequented synonyms:Collema fragrans

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):RE – extinct
Red List (Malíček 2023):A – no recent data

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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