A lichen characterized by well-developed primary squamules, which are usually swollen-like or convex. Podetia are robust, corticate and branched but often absent. It is a boreal-montane lichen and mainly grows on acidic soil with low competition from vascular plants, e.g., on heathlands and in open forests, mainly pine forests. C. turgida is rare in central Europe. In the Czech Republic, it mainly occurs from middle elevations to sub-montane areas. It has obviously declined and is currently known from less than ten localities, most of them on serpentinites in the Slavkovský les (Slavkov Forest) highlands.taxonomic classification:
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