Cladonia metacorallifera, a lichen species new to the Eastern Carpathians

Piotr Osyczka, Robert Kościelnik


A rare lichen Cladonia metacorallifera was found in the Bieszczady Mts. and this is the first report of the species from the Eastern Carpathians. In Poland, its occurrence is probably limited to small populations scattered in high mountain situations. The data of distribution of the species in Poland, ecological characterization of the new locality and some taxonomical remarks concerning the recorded specimen, as well as a photograph of its habit are provided.


lichens; section Cocciferae; distribution; ecology; Bieszczady Mts.

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