This species is known by its bright yellow thallus, adnate, diffuse, and irregularly spreading. Apothecia reported as rare but observed by Vainio, 1901, and Kalb, 2001. Also, this is known as a common species occurring in natural areas and also open sites.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is species is known in 33 countries, with 935 records in GBIF database. Also, this species occurs on trees bark and rocks in Tropical Rainforest. In Brasil, this species records are related to Atlantic and Amazon Rainforest. Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Least Concern (LC).
This is species is known in 33 countries. In Brazil, 25 occurrences to this species are known, located in the North, Northeast, Midwest and South of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 935 records in GBIF database, distributed in the United States of America (532 records), Australia (221 records), Brazil (2 records), Colombia (8 records), French Guiana (6 records each), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on bark and rock in Tropical Rainforest. Also, some records show that this species occurs in disturbed area such as roadsides, and on exotic trees. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic and Amazon Rainforest, and Dry Forest (Cerrado and Caatinga) in North, Northeast, Midwest and Southeats of Brazil.
In Brazil, this species can be founded in Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon Rainforest that are biomes that still suffer anthropic actions in special wildfire, natural and criminal caused, and area suppression.
Housing & urban areasTourism & 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 management
Actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.