Candelariella plumbea Poelt & Vězda
Folia Geobot. Phytotaxon., 11: 89, 1976.

Synonims: Candelariella oleaginescens v. glebulosa Asta, Clauzade & Cl.Roux nom. inval.

Is present in the following regions (Click here for a map with abbreviations):
N - Frl (TSB), Ven (Nimis 1994), Piem (Clerc & al. 1999), VA (TSB). C - Abr (Nimis & Tretiach 1999).

References (type author's name):

Click here to view the pictures of this taxon
Candelariella plumbea Poelt & Vězda

Click here to search the TSB Herbarium for samples of this taxon.

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


  • pH of the substrata: intermediate between subneutral and basic (4) to basic (5)
  • in sun-exposed sites, but avoiding extreme solar irradiation (4)
  • humidity requirements: mesophytic (3) to xerophytic (4)
  • in sites with weak eutrophication (3) to sites with rather high eutrophication (4)
  • from the oroboreal belt of the Alps (4) to the vegetation above treeline (5)

    Note: an arctic-alpine, probably circumpolar lichen found on dolomitic rocks wetted by rain in exposed habitats, often developing along small cracks, probably more widespread in the Alps. Frequently confused, in the past, with C. aurella.

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