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