This species is known by its corticolous, pale beige, smooth and shiny thallus, short and broad lirellae, hyaline, elongate fusiform, muriform with curved septa ascospores (Bungartz et al., 2013).
Synonymy: Graphis leprovostii (Fée) Mont., in Sagra, Histoire física, politica y naturál de la islea de Cuba 9: 117 (1845)
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Data Deficient (DD) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in seven countries. In Brazil, five occurrences to this species are known, located in Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 23 records in GBIF database, distributed in The United States of America (6 records), Cuba (4 records), Dominican Republic (4 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is widespread in Pantropical areas, moderately common in Dry and Lower areas. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, and Southeast of Brazil.
In Brazil, this species is founded in Atlantic that is a 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.