This species is known by its pale to medium greenish-grey to olivish-fawn thallus, irregular to elongate with fissured margin ascomata, hyaline and transversely septate ascospores, 21-31 × 8-11 μm (Frisch & Kalb, 2006, Lucking, 2014).
Synonymy: Rhabdodiscus auberianoides (Nyl.) Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. fenn., Ser. A 15(no. 6): 184 (1921); Thelotrema auberianoides Nyl., Acta Soc. Sci. fenn. 7(2): 451 (1863).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Near Threatened (NT) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in four countries. In Brazil, 15 occurrences to this species are known, located in Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 28 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (15 records), Cuba (7 records), Colombia (3 records), and the United States of America (3 records).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is well distributed in Neotropical areas, in shady rainforests at low to mid altitudes (30-1250 m), as well as in Cerrado and on isolated
trees. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, and Southeast of Brazil.
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.