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Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale

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Scientific name
Flavoparmelia caperata
Author
(L.) Hale
Common names
Common green shield
40-mile per hour lichen
Yellow glory
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Parmeliaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Jessica Allen
Assessors
Jessica Allen, Sean Beeching, Giovanna Bishop, Malcolm Hodges, James Lendemer, Troy McMullin, Hayley Paquette, Rebecca Yahr

Assessment Notes

Justification

Flavoparmelia caperata is common and abundant in temperate regions worldwide and does not qualify for any threat categories.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Flavoparmelia caperata occurs in temperate forests worldwide. The EOO is 283,584,000 km2


Population and Trends

Flavoparmelia caperata is commonly observed in urban areas and increased urbanization wordwide has likely led to increases in the overall population size. It is disturbance and pollution tolerant, and is abundant and frequent in many different habitats that experience substantial anthropogenic alteration.

Population Trend: Improving


Habitat and Ecology

Flavoparmelia caperata is a bark dwelling species of numerous different trees and shrubs. It rarely also occurs on rocks. It can be found in forested and exposed environments.


Threats

Severe air pollution is a threat to this species. Climate change may be a threat to this species, and requires further monitoring.


Conservation Actions

This species occurs incidentally in some protected areas. The species would benefit from broader awareness and training on the impacts of urbanization and air pollution on lichens.

Awareness & communications

Research needed

Long term studies of population and habitat trends are needed to better understand air quality and climate change impacts.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade

None.


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted