This species is characterized by its open apothecia in irregular cracks in thallus and elongated when mature. Ascospores predominantly transversely septate but with occasional longitudinal septa, fusiform with acute ends.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to this species relation with tropical areas that still suffers anthropic actions, this species might be considered to be included as Near Threatened species.
This is species is known in 6 countries. In Brazil, this species is mostly located at the Central-West, Southeast, Northeast, and North Regions of Brazil.
Population and Trends
There are 33 records in GBIF database, where 21 records to Brazil, 6 to Costa Rica, 2 to Cameroon, and the others are distributed in small percentages to the other countries.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is related to Tropical Forest and Rainforest. In Brazil, This species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon forest.
In Brazil, due to this species related biomes, Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon Forest that suffer anthropic actions, this species is exposed to natural and human-caused factors that rule its diversity and abundance.
Housing & urban areasTourism & 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 highest numbers of records are also correlated 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 protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education
Even knowing the regions that this species can be located, the distribution and trends to this species remains unknown.