- Scientific name
- Parmeliopsis ambigua
- (Wulfen) Nyl.
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Yahr, R., Allen, J., Lymbery, C., Batallas-Molina, R., Bungartz, F., Dal Forno, M., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J.
- Divakar, P.
is a very widespread and often abundant species across many countries and does not meet any of the criteria for threat levels; it is, therefore, listed as Least Concern.
is pan-temperate to circumboreal, extending to the southern Arctic and the mountains of south-eastern Australia, occurring also at higher elevations in southern latitudes from North America, Europe and adjacent north Africa and Asia.
Population and Trends
This species is widespread and abundant across high latitudes and on mountains at lower latitudes, and the population is inferred to be stable.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
This small rosette-forming lichen is found on acidic bark and wood, especially of conifers, but also on other trees with acid bark. It is found in open and shady forests, often on tree bases, old wood, stumps and logs, and sometimes on sandstone.
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., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J. 2021. Parmeliopsis ambigua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T194660719A194678139. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T194660719A194678139.en
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