A member of the Porpidia macrocarpa group (Haplocarpon) distinguished from other species of Porpidia by the presence of papillate isidia.
Known only from ultamafic rocks at three localities in Europe. Ultramafic sites in general are under threat from deforestation, mining, exotic species invasions, and atmospheric deposition of pollutants such as heavy metals or previously limiting nutrients such as nitrogen.
One locality in each of Czech Republic, Spain, and United Kingdom
Unknown. Last collected in 1997
Occurs only on exposed ultramafic rocks
Ultramafic substrata are undergoing drastic changes due to ever-expanding development, deforestation, mining, exotic species invasions, and atmospheric deposition of pollutants such as heavy metals or previously limiting nutrients such as nitrogen (Williamson & Balkwill 2006; Rajakaruna & Boyd 2008; Harrison & Rajakaruna 2011). Such changes can have a drastic impact on the biota of these unique habitats.
Surveys in support of conservation efforts should be encouraged to document the wealth of biological diversity frequently being lost from such sites worldwide. These sites should be better explored to generate data for effective conservation planning.
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Williamson, S. D. & Balkwill, K. (2006) Factors determining levels of threat to serpentine endemics. South African Journal of Botany 72: 619–626.