This species is known by its thallus with white prothallus, apothecial margin smooth with a disc wax-colored to pale orange.
Biatorinopsis zonata Müll.Arg., Lich. Epiphylli Novi: 16 (1890)
Microphiale zonata (Müll.Arg.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 2: 702 (1924)
Dimerella zonata (Müll.Arg.) R.Sant., Symb. Bot. Upsal. 12(1): 399 (1952)
Dimerella subdentata Vězda & Thor, in Vězda, Lich. Sel. Exsicc. 94:  (1989) [*]
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is species is known in 13 countries, with 31 records in GBIF database. Also, this species occurs in Tropical area. 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 Vulnerable (VU) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in 15 countries. In Brazil, three occurrences to this species are known, located in North, Northeast, and South of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 31 records in GBIF database, distributed in Australia (5 records), Costa Rica (5 records), New Zealand (4 records), Brazil (3 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This is lichen species related to Pantropical area. 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 can be 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 protectionSite/area managementHabitat & 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.