This species is known by its tomentose, smooth, pale yellowish thallus, numerous disc concave ascomata, fusiform, curved 7-septate spores (Tehler, 1992).
Basionym: Platygrapha epileuca Nyl. 1859
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Near Threatened (NT) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in 12 countries. In Brazil, 65 occurrences to this species are known, located in Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 191 records in GBIF database, distributed in The United States of America (79 records), Brazil (65 records), Costa Rica (18 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in Neotropical areas, in lowland to lower montane and dry areas of rainforests. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, and South of Brazil, and at the Amazon Rainforest in North of Brazil.
In Brazil, this species commonly founded in Atlantic and Amazon Rainforest that are biomes that still suffer 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 related 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 protectionHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education
Actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.