Thelopsis melathelia Nyl.

An arctic-alpine lichen, forming crusts on moribund bryophytes and detritus on calcareous rocks. It has pear-shaped black perithecia and reddish thallus. Rare in the Czech Republic, found only in a few localities with calcareous phyllites above the upper treeline (Velká kotlina, Jelení hřbet, Studénková hole) in the Hrubý Jeseník Mts (Vězda 1968), also confirmed recently.

Literature: Vězda A. (1968): Taxonomische Revision der Gattung Thelopsis Nyl. (Lichenisierte Fungi). – Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica 3: 363–406.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Ostropales Stictidaceae Thelopsis

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):CR – critically endangered
Red List (Malíček 2023):C1 – critically endangered

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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