The type specimen of this species was collected in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, as described in Berkeley 1842, and is currently preserved within the cryptogamy collection (PC) at the Herbarium of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN - Paris). Information regarding any present day populations of this species, as well as its habitat preferences and potential threats, is lacking. Until further information is carried out to address these data deficiencies, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type of this species is known from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (Berkeley 1842). This specimen is preserved within the cryptogamy collection (PC) at the Herbarium of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN - Paris) (geographic points provided by gbif, citation needed).
Population and Trends
Because information regarding the distribution of this species, its threats, and its habitat preferences is lacking, it is currently not possible to determine its current population trends accurately. This species does exist under preservation however, and so until new information arises, this species’ population is thought to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
Information regarding this species’ habitat preferences is limited, however the type was found growing on wood (Berkeley 1842). It is likely that this species was found in lowland rainforest, however without more precise geographic data, there is no hard evidence to support this claim.
Due to the deficiency in precise geographic information regarding the distribution of this species, it is not possible to determine an accurate distribution for this species. Therefore, it is unreasonable to assign any threats to this species without further research into its distribution.
No conservation action can be recommended at this time, due to a lack of information regarding this species’ wild distribution, its habitat preferences, and whether or not it is threatened in its habitat.
Further research into this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and the extent to which this species is threatened is required in order to make an accurate classification.