Thelenella muscorum (Fr.) Vain.

Thelenella muscorum grows on moribund bryophytes, on which it forms pale glossy, membrane-like thalli with very inconspicuous, immersed, pale brown perithecia containing muriform ascospores. It is found on nutrient-enriched substrates, such as various calcareous rocks, soil and also basal parts of older deciduous trees; it prefers lit sites. In the Czech Republic, it was recently recorded mainly in lowland natural habitats. Occurrence on epiphytic bryophytes in wetter mountain habitats is known in Germany (Wirth et al. 2013).

A specific lichenicolous fungus, Stigmidium humidum with conspicuous dark perithecia, is associated with T. muscorum (Pérez-Ortega et al. 2010) and may indirectly reveal its presence.

Literature: Pérez-Ortega S., Halici M. G., Knudsen K. & Candan M. (2010): A new species of Stigmidium sensu stricto on Thelenella muscorum. – Lichenologist 42: 397–403. Wirth V., Hauck M. & Schultz M. (2013): Die Flechten Deutschlands. – Ulmer, Stuttgart.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Ostropales Thelenellaceae Thelenella

most frequented synonyms:Chromatochlamys muscorum
Red list:VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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