Micarea misella (Nyl.) Hedl.
Bih. K. Sv. Vetensk.-Acad. Handl., 3, 18, 3: 78, 88, 1892 - Lecidea anomala f. misella Nyl., Lichenes Scand.: 202, 1861.

Synonims: Biatora misella (Nyl.) Falk, Lecidea asserculorum Ach. nom.nud., Lecidea globularis (Nyl.) Lamy, Lecidea melanoch+roza Leight., Lecidea misella (Nyl.) Nyl., Micarea globularis (Nyl.) Hedl.

Is present in the following regions (Click here for a map with abbreviations):
N - Frl, TAA (Thor & Nascimbene 2007), Lomb, Lig. C - Abr (Nimis & Tretiach 1999), Sar. S - Cal (Puntillo 1996).

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Micarea misella (Nyl.) Hedl.

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On lignum, Epiphytic
Photobiont: Green algae other than Trentepohlia
Growth form: Crustose
Reproductive strategy: Mainly sexual
Poleophoby: 3


  • pH of the substrata: very acid (1) to intermediate between very acid and subneutral (2)
  • in shaded sites (2) to sun-exposed sites, but avoiding extreme solar irradiation (4)
  • humidity requirements: rather hygrophytic (2) to mesophytic (3)
  • in sites with no eutrophication (1)
  • from the mediterranean-montane belt (3) to the oroboreal belt of the Alps (4)

    Note: a cool-temperate to circumboreal-montane species, found on lignum, more rarely on acid bark, most common in the Alps, but probably occurring throughout the Apennines.

      Commonness-rarity status:
    • Alpine Italy: absent
    • Subalpine Italy: rather rare
    • Oromediterranean Italy: absent
    • Montane Italy: rare
    • Padanian Italy: absent
    • Dry submediterranean Italy: absent
    • Dry mediterranean Italy: absent
    • Humid submediterranean Italy: absent
    • Humid mediterraenan Italy: absent