A species very similar to P. enteroxantha but has a different anatomy of the upper cortex and a negative KOH reaction with the medulla. It grows on mossy rocks and trunks of deciduous trees. The lichen has a boreal-montane distribution and is rare in central Europe. Its records in the Czech Republic require revision. Isolated occurrences can be expected in the highest mountain ranges. Recent molecular studies suggest that it is actually a vegetative form of P. distorta (Starosta & Svoboda 2020).
Literature: Starosta J. & Svoboda D. (2020): Genetic variability in the Physconia muscigena group (Physciaceae, Ascomycota) in the Northern Hemisphere. – Lichenologist 52: 305–317.taxonomic classification:
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