Subarctic-subalpine to boreal-montane species with circumpolar distribution. On acidic bark of coniferous and deciduous trees. It prefers lower parts of trunks and branches covered with snow in winter. Rarely also on wood and rocks. Vulpicida pinastri has a characteristic yellow foliose thallus with a deeply yellow medulla and soralia. Scattered from hills to mountains in the Czech Republic, more common in the mountains. In central Europe, V. pinastri is common in the Alps and Carpathians.taxonomic classification:
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