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Punctelia caseana Lendemer & B.P. Hodk.

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Scientific name
Punctelia caseana
Author
Lendemer & B.P. Hodk.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Lecanorales
Family
Parmeliaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-02-10
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Scott, T.
Reviewers
Allen, J.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/194662148/194678174

Justification

Punctelia caseana is widespread and abundant throughout the eastern United States, southern Canada, and Mexico. There has been no record of population decline and this species is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

Punctelia caseana occurs in predominately temperate forests in central and eastern North America. It can be found in Canadian and American regions of the Great Lakes Basin with some northern outliers. It is also found in the eastern United States and the montane forests of central Mexico and the central United States (Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma).

Population and Trends

The population size of this species is inferred to be stable.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

Punctelia caseana occurs abundantly in the forests of central and eastern North America and is commonly found on the bark of conifers (Pinus, Tsuga) and, in some regions, hardwoods (Acer, Quercus; Lendemer and Hodkinson 2010).

Threats

It is not thought to face any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

No specific actions are thought to be necessary.

Source and Citation

Scott, T. 2021. Punctelia caseana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T194662148A194678174. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T194662148A194678174.en .Downloaded on 27 September 2021

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