This species is known by its creamy white, pale grey or greenish grey thallus, surface matt and farinose powder, sessile and whitish lirellae, ascospores hyaline and muriform, 110–230 × 35–80 μm (Kalb et al., 2004, Caceres, 2007). This species was combined by Kalb et al. (2004) while the type material (Graphis reniformis Fée 1825) was under investigations.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is species is known in 15 countries, with 64 records in GBIF database. Also, this species occurs in Tropical and Subtropical areas. In Brazil, this species records are related to Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon Rainforest. 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 15 countries. In Brazil, 31 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, Midwest, North and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 64 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (31 records), Congo (7 records), Colombia (5 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known in Tropical and Subtropical areas. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, Midwest, South and Southeast 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.