The thallus of Sporastatia testudinea is brown and shiny with a conspicuous black prothallus. Marginal areoles are elongated to radial. It grows on exposed acidic silicates, most commonly on vertical surfaces. It is an arctic-alpine lichen. In central Europe, it is quite abundant in certain parts of the Alps and Carpathians. The species is rare the Czech Republic and has recently been recorded only from the Krkonoše Mts.taxonomic classification:
Ascomycota → Lecanoromycetes → Rhizocarpales → Sporastatiaceae → Sporastatia
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