This is a foliicolous lichen species known by its sessile to adnate brown apothecia, by the presence of a reddish brown marginal zone and 7- septate hyaline ascospores.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
There are 11 records distributed in five different countries, and in Brazil, this species is encountered only in remnants of tropical rainforest that remains suffering deforestation. So, this species might be considered as Vulnerable.
This species is known in 5 different localities, specially related to the Pantropical area. In Brazil, 5 records to this species are known located in the Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 11 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (4 records), Congo (4 records), Australia (1 record), Colombia (1 record ) and Vietnam (1 record).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is related to Pantropical. In Brazil, This species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest.
In Brazil, this species can be founded in Atlantic Rainforest that is a biome 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 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.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education
The certainty pattern distribution and abundance remain unknown, so actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.