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Buellia gypsyensis Fryday

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Scientific name
Buellia gypsyensis
Author
Fryday
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Teloschistales
Family
Caliciaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Alan Fryday
Comments etc.
Alan Fryday

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The systematics of buellioid lichens is currently unclear. Several separate genera have been recognized but the circumscription of most of these is uncertain. The filiform conidia of B. gyspysensis suggests a placement in the genus Amandinea¸ which is separated from Buellia by this character, but molecular data suggests that taxa with character do not form a monophyletic group.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Known only from a single locality on a sea cliff on East Falkland (Falkland Islands)


Geographic range

Known only from a single collection from the Falkland Islands (East Falkland)


Population and Trends

Known only from a single collection

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Known only from north-facing, rocky maritime cliffs on East Falkland

Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Threats

Coastal erosion


Conservation Actions

None


Research needed

Further surveys to ascertain the extent of the population at its known locality and of suitable habitats elsewhere.

Buellia gypsyensis has not been discovered elsewhere among the c 5,000 collections from the Falkland Islands, nor in the c. 10,000 lichen collections from southern South America held in the herbarium of Michigan State University herbarium (MSC) so is evidently extremely rare. It is probably confined to the rocky, north-facing shores of the archipelago.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None


Bibliography

Fryday, A. M. (2019) Eleven new species of crustose lichenized fungi from the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Lichenologist 51(3): 235–267.
Fryday, A.M., Orange, A., Ahti, T., Øvstedal, D.O. & Crabtree, D.E. (2019) Checklist of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi reported from the Falkland Islands. Glalia 8(1): 1–100.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted