- Scientific name
- Parmotrema crinitum
- (Ach.) M. Choisy
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Yahr, R., Allen, J., Lymbery, C., Bungartz, F., Batallas-Molina, R., Dal Forno, M., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S., Spielmann, A., Vargas, R. & Villella, J.
- Divakar, P.
is widespread and abundant across the tropical and temperate zones; although in parts of its range it is threatened by habitat loss and changes in land management practices, it does not qualify for any of the threat criteria and is therefore listed as Least Concern.
is a pan-tropical and pan-temperate lichen found across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Population and Trends
Based on its widespread and global distribution and breadth of ecological niches, the population size is inferred to be large and stable.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in moist woodlands, forests, savannas and shrublands throughout the tropics and temperate zones, predominantly as an epiphyte on branches and trunks of shrubs and trees, but also on mossy rocks in humid situations.
Losses of this species occur as a result of logging, habitat conversion and improper habitat management (closure of canopy reducing available light or overgrazing/browsing resulting in lack of regeneration for new colonization).
Use and Trade
The artificial plant market results in minor incidental harvest on branches of shrubs for production of tall artificial plants with sinuous lichen-covered trunks.
Source and Citation
Yahr, R., Allen, J., Lymbery, C., Bungartz, F., Batallas-Molina, R., Dal Forno, M., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S., Spielmann, A., Vargas, R. & Villella, J. 2021. Parmotrema crinitum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T194661476A194678149. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T194661476A194678149.en
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