Sarcosagium campestre (Fr.) Poetsch & Schied.
Syst. Aufzähl. samenl. Pflanzen: 189, 1872 - Biatora campestris Fr., Sv. K. Vetensk.-Acad. Handl.: 273, 1822.

Synonims: Biatorella campestris (Fr.) Almq., Biatorella sarcosagium Anzi, Sarcosagium biatorellum A.Massal.

Is present in the following regions (Click here for a map with abbreviations):
N - Frl (TSB), Ven (Nimis 1994), Lomb.

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Sarcosagium campestre (Fr.) Poetsch & Schied.

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On soil, terricolous mosses, plant debris
Photobiont: Green algae other than Trentepohlia
Growth form: Crustose
Reproductive strategy: Mainly sexual
Pioneer taxon
Poleophoby: 3 to 2


  • pH of the substrata: subneutral (3) to intermediate between subneutral and basic (4)
  • in sun-exposed sites, but avoiding extreme solar irradiation (4)
  • humidity requirements: rather hygrophytic (2) to mesophytic (3)
  • in sites with no eutrophication (1) to sites with very weak eutrophication (2)
  • from the mediterranean-montane belt (3) to the vegetation above treeline (5)

    Note: an early colonizer of calciferous soil, muribund bryophytes, plant debris, sometimes on decaying wood, mostly in disturbed habitats.

      Commonness-rarity status:
    • Alpine Italy: extremely rare
    • Subalpine Italy: rare
    • Oromediterranean Italy: absent
    • Montane Italy: rare
    • Padanian Italy: absent
    • Dry submediterranean Italy: absent
    • Dry mediterranean Italy: absent
    • Humid submediterranean Italy: absent
    • Humid mediterraenan Italy: absent