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Letrouitia domingensis (Pers.) Hafellner & Bellem.

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Scientific name
Letrouitia domingensis
Author
(Pers.) Hafellner & Bellem.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Teloschistales
Family
Letrouitiaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is known by its pale yellow, greenish yellow to yellow-orange, occasionally smooth, usually verrucose thallus, sessile, disc red-brown, brown-black to black apothecia, margin prominent, yellow-orange to orange, elevated above the disc, ascospores ellipsoidal, transversely septate (Caceres, 2007, Elix. 2009).

Basionym:
Patellaria domingensis Pers. 1811


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Least Concern (LC) until a better understanding.


Geographic range

This is species is known in 40 countries. In Brazil, 69 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.


Population and Trends

There are 423 records in GBIF database, distributed in The United States of America (107 records), Brazil (69 records), Thailand (37 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

This species is widespread in Pantropical to Subtropical areas, common on bark in rainforest. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, Midwest, South, and Southeast of Brazil.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

In Brazil, this species commonly founded in Atlantic Rainforest that is a biomes that still suffers anthropic actions in special wildfire, natural and criminal caused, and area suppression.

Tourism & recreation areasSmall-holder farmingAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

In Brazil, the records are related to preserved areas, but unfortunately, those spaces still being affected by negatives influences. So, formal education to the population that lives near those areas and the park managers can start to change the situation.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education

Research needed

Actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted