Squamarina cartilaginea is quite large and conspicuous species growing on calcareous rock and soil. Most commonly, it is found in xerothermic grasslands with well-lit rock outcrops. Its distribution is Atlantic-Mediterranean and in the warm areas of Europe it occurs from lowlands to mountains. In the Czech Republic, it only occurs in south Moravia, abundant in the Pálava Hills, otherwise rare.taxonomic classification:
All records: 32, confirmed 14. One click on a selected square displays particular record(s), including their source(s).