The only terricolous member of the genus occurring in the Czech Republic. It grows on soil and over terricolous mosses and lichens. It can be found on basic soil, especially on limestone, in xerothermic steppe habitats in associations with more conspicuous lichens from the Fulgensia (=Gyalolechia), Squamarina and Toninia genera. In Europe, the species occurs mainly in warmer areas in habitats of continental character but has been reported also in alpine zones. In the Czech Republic, the lichen is rare. It has been recorded only in a few localities in the Český kras Karst, in Prague surroundings (Svoboda et al. 2014), and on calcareous conglomerates near Moravský Krumlov (Poelt & Sulzer 1974).
Literature: Svoboda D., Halda J. P., Malíček J., Palice Z., Šoun J. & Vondrák J. (2014): Lišejníky Českého krasu: shrnutí výzkumů a soupis druhů. – Bohemia centralis 32: 213–265. Poelt J. & Sulzer M. (1974): Die Erdflechte Buellia epigaea, eine Sammelart. – Nova Hedwigia 25: 173–194.taxonomic classification:
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