In the field, the species is practically undistinguishable from L. incana. Thallus reactions are needed for their identification. Lepraria elobata usually grows on shaded bases of trees with acidic bark in various forest types, including spruce monocultures. It may be found also on shaded siliceous rocks and on wood. It is one of the commonest species of the genus in the Czech Republic. The lichen is distributed from lowlands to mountains across the whole country. Within Europe, there is a clear latitudinal gradient: the species is rare in southern countries and is becoming more abundant towards North.taxonomic classification:
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