This species is characterized by a clear redbrown to dark brown apothecial disc, a glabrata-type epihymenium, and its chemistry (Papong and Lumbsch, 2011).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is species is known in eigth countries, with 26 records in GBIF database. Also, this species occurs in Pantropical areas. In Brazil, this species records are related to Atlantic Rainforest. Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Vunerable (VU) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in eight countries. In Brazil, 11 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 26 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (11 records), Uruguay (6 records), Cuba (3 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in Pantropical areas, in dry to high enclaves of the rainforest. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, South, and Southeast of Brazil.
In Brazil, this species commonly founded in Atlantic Rainforest that is a biomes that still suffers 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.