Xanthoparmelia pulla agg.

This group includes fertile non-isidiate brown Xanthoparmelia species. They have been recorded as X. pulla, but X. delisei, the other species belonging to the aggregate known from the Czech Republic, is probably widely distributed too, according to preliminary data. In southern Europe, there are also other species of the group and some of them might be present here too. So, a revision of the group in the Czech Republic is required. The taxonomy is based on differences in secondary metabolites and thin-layer chromatography (TLC) is necessary for the identification. Understanding of the species concept had been changing in the past and molecular studies are necessary for their resolution.

Literature: Giordani P., Benesperi R., Rellini I., Frati L., Brunialti G., Paoli L., Isocrono D. & Elix J. A. (2003): The lichen genus Neofuscelia (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae) in Italy. – Lichenologist 35: 377–385. Szczepańska K. & Kossowska M. (2014): The lichen-forming fungi of the Xanthoparmelia pulla group (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) in Poland. – Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 83: 59–65.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Parmeliaceae Xanthoparmelia


Occurrence in the Czech Republic

All records: 378, confirmed 85. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).

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