Notes on Caloplaca lucifuga (Teloschistales, Ascomycota) in Poland

Dariusz Kubiak, Anna Zalewska


The current knowledge on the occurrence of Caloplaca lucifuga, a rare lichen with an inconspicuous crustose sorediate thallus, is discussed. Both previous and new localities are presented. The most important data on the ecology and general distribution of the species are given. Diagnostic characters related to the morphology, anatomy and chemistry of C. lucifuga that help to differentiate it from similar species are described.


lichenized fungi; sorediate species; Caloplaca; distribution; N Poland

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