A small Stereocaulon species characterized by its primary thallus, which is formed by erect flat phyllocladia, sorediate on the underside. Likewise, the underside of short pseudopodetia is sorediate. Stereocaulon nanodes grows on various types of rocks and stones, prefers substrates enriched with metals. It is common on anthropogenic stands, such as spoil piles, heaps or quarries. Also, the species is known from corroding metallic objects. In Europe, it is more common in the central and northern parts. Its distribution is boreal-montane. In the Czech Republic, it is one of the most abundant Stereocaulon found scattered at various elevations.taxonomic classification:
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