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Lecanora masana Lendemer & R.C. Harris

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Scientific name
Lecanora masana
Author
Lendemer & R.C. Harris
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Lecanoraceae
Assessment status
Pending
Proposed by
Jessica Allen
Contributors
Jessica Allen
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species is endemic to high elevations in the southern Appalachians. It’s narrow distribution, threats to the ecosystem in which is lives, including invasive pests, and climate change all contribute to the threatened status of Lecanora masana.


Geographic range

Western North Carolina and southern Virginia.


Population and Trends

This species is narrowly restricted to the southern Appalachians. No monitoring of the population sizes and health has been conducted.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in multiple different high-elevation habitats, including spruce-fir, northern hardwood and shrub balds.

Temperate Forest

Threats

Loss of habitat due to invasive tree pests and climate change.

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseasesInvasive non-native/alien species/diseasesNamed speciesClimate change & severe weatherHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Most of this species populations occur on national forest or national park land. Thus, the land is preserved to different degrees. As long as logging is not allowed in the national forest where this species occurs, then it will not be threatened.

Site/area protectionEducation & awarenessCompliance and enforcement

Research needed

Monitoring is needed to document the health and size of populations.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologySpecies Action/Recovery PlanPopulation trends

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted