Lichens of Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France

Distribution map of Diploschistes muscorum (Scop.) R. Sant. © by Paul Diederich   Diploschistes muscorum (Scop.) R. Sant.
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Diploschistes muscorum – Belgium (Mosan), Plombières – © 2007 by D. Ertz

Syn.: D. bryophilus (Ach.) Zahlbr., D. scruposus var. bryophilus (Ach.) Müll. Arg., var. arenarius (Ach.) Müll. Arg., var. parasiticus (Sommerf.) Zahlbr., f. dealbatus (Ach.) Zahlbr., f. plumbeus (Ach.) Zahlbr.

Initially lichenicolous on Cladonia squamules (especially C. pyxidata subsp. pocillum and C. symphycarpa), later forming an independent thallus and spreading over mosses and soil, on calcareous soil and sand in open, dry and sunny habitats.

Belgium: Mar.: RR, Brab.: RRR, Mosan: AR-AC, Ard.: RRR, Lorr.: RR.

Luxembourg: Ard.: R, Lorr.: AR.

France: Mar.: R, Pic.: RRR, Mosan: RR, Lorr.: R.

Lit.: Boul.: 68, Ertz: 19, NL92: 169, NL84: 14, Lumbsch (1989: 176-181).

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