Thelocarpon epibolum Nyl.

The most common Thelocarpon species in the Czech Republic. It occurs in wet microhabitats in forest and open stands from lowlands to mountains, but also in anthropogenic habitats. Most commonly, it grows on wood in various degrees of decay, where it is often associated with other pioneer lichens, such as Placynthiella icmalea. It has also been recorded from sandy soil, peat, bryophytes, detritus, herbivore droppings, bark at tree bases, polypore fruit bodies, etc. The species also occurs on lichens, mainly macrolichens, such as Baeomyces, Lichenomphalia and Peltigera. Thelocarpon epibolum might be, at least partly, saprophytic or parasitic. Only the variety epibolum is known from the Czech Republic, while the variety epithallinum, with longer ascospores, is known, e. g., from Slovakia (recorded on Peltigera aphthosa).

Literature: Kocourková-Horáková J. (1998): Distribution and ecology of the genus Thelocarpon (Lecanorales, Thelocarpaceae) in the Czech Republic. – Czech Mycology 50: 271–302.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Thelocarpales Thelocarpaceae Thelocarpon

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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