Dermatocarpon complicatum (Lightf.) W. Mann

Lich. Bohem. Observ. Dispos.: 66, 1825. Basionym: Lichen miniatus var. complicatus Lightf. - Fl. Scot., 2: 858, 1777.
Synonyms: Dermatocarpon aquaticum var. decipiens auct.; Dermatocarpon decipiens auct.; Dermatocarpon fluviatile var. decipiens auct. non (A. Massal.) Vain.; Dermatocarpon luridum var. decipiens auct. non (A. Massal.) Riedl; Dermatocarpon miniatum var. compactum (Lamy) Zahlbr.; Dermatocarpon miniatum var. complicatissimum (Nyl.) Lettau; Dermatocarpon miniatum var. complicatum (Lightf.) Th. Fr.; Dermatocarpon weberi var. decipiens auct.; Endocarpon complicatum (Lightf.) Ach.; Endocarpon decipiens auct. non A. Massal.; Endocarpon miniatum var. decipiens auct. non A. Massal.
Distribution: N - Frl (TSB 14671), Ven, TAA, Lomb, Piem (Isocrono & al. 2004), Emil (Fariselli & al. 2020). C - Tosc, Sar (Nöske 2000).
Note: in the delimitation of this critical taxon I follow Roux & coll. (2014), who claim that the greatest majority of the records of D. decipiens from upland areas refer to this species, which differs from D. luridum in the pruinose thallus and the medulla reacting I-. However, according to Heidmarsson (2017) this species, and D. intestiniforme, are just morphs of D. miniatum.
Growth form: Foliose, umbilicate
Substrata: rocks
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
Poorly known taxon in need of further study

Commonnes-rarity: (info)

Alpine belt: very rare
Subalpine belt: rare
Oromediterranean belt: extremely rare
Montane belt: extremely rare
Submediterranean belt: absent
Padanian area: absent
Humid submediterranean belt: absent
Humid mediterranean belt: absent
Dry mediterranean belt: absent

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