Stereocaulon incrustatum Flörke

Stereocaulon incrustatum is a smaller Stereocaulon species with simple to slightly branched pseudopodetia, grey tomentum and verrucose phyllocladia. It is typically found on oligotrophic sandy soil on well-lit stands in sandbanks and pine forests. More rarely, it also grows on rocks and stones. The species distribution is continental. It is found at high elevations in the Alps, but also in lowlands for example in Poland (Oset 2014). There are no current records from the Czech Republic, although the lichen used to be scattered in river gravel bars, sandbanks and heathlands (Černohorský et al. 1956). It might have disappeared due to intensified agriculture and eutrophication.

Literature: Oset M. (2014): The lichen genus Stereocaulon (Schreb.) Hoffm. in Poland – a taxonomic and ecological study. – Monographiae Botanicae 104: 1–81. Černohorský Z., Nádvorník J. & Servít M. (1956): Klíč k určování lišejníků ČSR. I. díl. – Nakladatelství ČSAV, Praha.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Stereocaulaceae Stereocaulon

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

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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