A typical pioneer species of exposed, sandy, clay or peat soil, eventually also of both exposed and relatively shaded rocks. It exhibits a suboceanic distribution, prefers rainy areas with stable high humidity, and is markedly less common in areas with continental climate. Baeomyces placophyllus is a weak competitor and for its well-being requires occasional disturbances. In central Europe, it is a relatively rare and still declining montane species. In the Czech Republic, it has been so far found only on a few localities in the Šumava, Krušné hory and Jizerské hory Mts. Currently, one small population near Boží Dar in the Krušné hory Mts and a bigger population in the railway track valley near Smržovka in the Jizerské hory Mts are known. In the Šumava Mts, the species has not recently been confirmed.taxonomic classification:
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