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The species is distributed in the northern hemisphere, having circumboreal distribution pattern and occurring in humid forests, often near lakes or streams (Nimis 1993
, Brodo et al. 2001
). Corticolous, e.g. in eastern Fennoscandia it has been recorded on Picea
). Reported in Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic (probably extinct), Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia (probably extinct), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Listed in Estonia according to a record from the beginning of the 20th
century in the vicinity of Tallinn, Aegviidu (Charlottenhof), in the northern part of the country (Mereschkowski 1913
); no herbarium specimens preserved. In Latvia reported from the northern region, Mazsalaca (Piterāns 1982, 2001
); in Lithuania not known.