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Parmotrema hypotropum (Nyl.) Hale

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Scientific name
Parmotrema hypotropum
Author
(Nyl.) Hale
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Parmeliaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-05-10
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Yahr, R., Allen, J., Lymbery, C., Batallas-Molina, R., Bungartz, F., Dal Forno, M., Hodges, M., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J.
Reviewers
Divakar, P.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/194661553/194678154

Justification

Parmotrema hypotropum is widespread and abundant throughout eastern North America, and also present in Baja peninsula and inland Mexico. Its population size is inferred to be stable. Therefore, it is Least Concern.

Taxonomic notes

Recent phylogenetic studies have suggested that Parmotrema hypotropum can be found in two separate species-level lineages (Lendemer et al. 2015, Widhelm et al. 2016) and, therefore, that P. hypotropum may not a monophyletic species.


Geographic range

Parmotrema hypotropum is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada (Lendemer and Knapp 2007, Lewis and Brinker 2017, Brinker 2020), in addition to the Baja peninsula and inland Mexico (Coutiño and Mojica 1985, Knudsen and Kocourková 2009, León-González and Pérez-Pérez 2020). Collections attributed to this species have been made in France, Italy, Spain and Morocco, but they were incorrectly identified, and are not included in recent checklists (Hawksworth, et al. 2008; P. Divakar, pers. comm.).

Population and Trends

The population size of Parmotrema hypotropum is inferred to be stable.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

Parmotrema hypotropum grows on bark of trees and shrubs in temperate, subtropical and tropical forests, savannas and shrublands.

Threats

It is not thought to face any significant threats.

Source and Citation

Yahr, R., Allen, J., Lymbery, C., Batallas-Molina, R., Bungartz, F., Dal Forno, M., Hodges, M., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J. 2021. Parmotrema hypotropum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T194661553A194678154. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T194661553A194678154.en .Downloaded on 25 September 2021

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