The only known specimen of this species is its holotype, collected from Rio de Janeiro in July of 1843. Further information regarding any other populations or specimens of this species is lacking. Similarly, although this species was initially described as growing amongst vegetation litter, gregarious or caespitose on the ground, little is known about its current habitat preferences or potential threats. If this species does exist at its only known locality, it is likely threatened by urbanization and tourism. Until further research is carried out regarding the present distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats of this species, it is difficult to assess its current population trends, and so it is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The holotype of this species is known from Rio de Janeiro, located in July 1843 (Pegler 1990).
Population and Trends
The current status of any existing wild populations of this species is unknown at this time, and so their current trends remain uncertain. Without further research into their localities, habitat preferences, and possible threats, it is likely that this information will remain unknown.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The holotype of this species was found as gregarious and caespitose on the ground, amongst vegetation litter (Pegler 1990). No further information appears to exist regarding the habitat preferences or distribution of this species.
This species appears to have no further records outside of its holotype collection, in 1843. However, if any wild populations of this species still exist within Rio de Janeiro, it is likely that these populations are threatened by urbanization and tourism.
The exact locality of this species, and whether it remains within Rio de Janeiro, is unknown. Without further research regarding this issue, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research into this species’ habitat preferences, locality of its wild populations, and whether these populations are significantly threatened is needed in order to accurately classify this species.
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