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Parmeliopsis ambigua (Wulfen) Nyl.

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Scientific name
Parmeliopsis ambigua
Author
(Wulfen) Nyl.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Parmeliaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-05-25
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
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.
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/194660719/194678139

Justification

Parmeliopsis ambigua 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.

Geographic range

Parmeliopsis ambigua 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.

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., 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 .Downloaded on 26 September 2021

Country occurrence