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Melanohalea halei (Ahti) O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch

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Scientific name
Melanohalea halei
Author
(Ahti) O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Parmeliaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-05-10
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Allen, J., Yahr, R., Lymbery, C., Batallas-Molina, R., Dal Forno, M., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J.
Reviewers
Divakar, P.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/194662493/194678204

Justification

Melanohalea halei is found throughout the Appalachian Mountains and adjacent regions of eastern North America where it occurs in a diversity of forested habitats (Hodkinson 2010, Tripp and Lendemer 2020). Based on its broad geographic distribution, breadth of ecological niches, and large population size this species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic range

Melanohalea halei is endemic to eastern North America and has been reported from Canada and the United States. Its distribution is largely confined to the Appalachian Mountains and Great Lakes Region (Esslinger 1977, Tripp and Lendemer 2020).

Population and Trends

The number of mature individuals of this species is inferred to be stable given its abundance throughout its range.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

Melanohalea halei is an epiphytic species that occurs in a diversity of temperate forest types and on the bark of a diversity of trees and shrubs (Blanco et al. 2004, Tripp and Lendemer 2020).

Threats

There are no significant threats documented for this species.

Source and Citation

Allen, J., Yahr, R., Lymbery, C., Batallas-Molina, R., Dal Forno, M., Howe, N., Lendemer, J., McMullin, T., Mertens, A., Paquette, H., Petix, M., Reese Næsborg, R., Roberts, F., Sharrett, S. & Villella, J. 2021. Melanohalea halei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T194662493A194678204. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T194662493A194678204.en .Downloaded on 5 October 2021

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