Scytinium gelatinosum (With.) Otálora, P.M. Jørg. & Wedin

Scytinium gelatinosum has shiny brown wrinkled lobes and is usually fertile. Typically, it grows among bryophytes on calcareous soil and rocks and also on tree bases. It occurs at various elevations in open habitats, including anthropogenic, such as quarries, or in well-preserved forests. It is distributed all over Europe, but only locally abundant.

Historically, the species was scattered in the Czech Republic, recorded as the species or subspecies sinuatum (cf. Vězda & Liška 1999), but its distribution is little known. The revision of the S. lichenoides group (Otárola et al 2008) confirmed a record from limestones near Branná village in the Jeseníky Mts (; Vězda 1961). Recently published findings are from natural limestone areas: Český kras (the Bohemian karst, Svoboda 2007) and Železné hory Mts (Halda et al. 2011). Unpublished records are also from the Krkonoše Mts and Hrubý Jeseník Mts (leg. Z. Palice).

Literature: Vězda A. (1961): Lichenes selecti exsiccati, editi ab Instituto botanico Academiae Scientiarum Čechoslovacae, Průhonice prope Pragam. Fasc. IV (no. 75−100). − Brno. Otálora M. A. G., Martínez I., Molina M. C., Aragón G. & Lutzoni F. (2008): Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of the Leptogium lichenoides group (Collemataceae, Ascomycota) in Europe. – Taxon 57: 907–921.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Peltigerales Collemataceae Scytinium

most frequented synonyms:Leptogium gelatinosum
Red list:VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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