Biatora mendax Anzi
Comm. Soc. Critt. Ital., 1, 3: 153, 1862.

Synonims: Biatora propinquata (Nyl.) Arnold, Biatora subflavida (Nyl.) Arnold, Biatorina mendax (Anzi) Jatta, Catillaria mendax (Anzi) Lettau, Lecidea mendax (Anzi) Hue, Lecidea propinquata Nyl., Lecidea subflavida Nyl.

Is present in the following regions (Click here for a map with abbreviations):
N - Frl (Tretiach & Carvalho 1995, Printzen 1995), TAA (Printzen 1995), Lomb (Anzi Lich. Lang. 168: Printzen 1995).

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Photobiont: Green algae other than Trentepohlia
Growth form: Crustose
Reproductive strategy: Mainly sexual
Poleophoby: 4


  • pH of the substrata: intermediate between very acid and subneutral (2)
  • in shaded sites (2) to sites with diffuse light but scarce direct solar irradiation (3)
  • humidity requirements: hygrophytic (1) to rather hygrophytic (2)
  • in sites with no eutrophication (1)
  • from the mediterranean-montane belt (3) to the oroboreal belt of the Alps (4)

    Note: optimum in humid beech forests with Abies alba.

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