This species is known by its pale greenish grey thallus, apothecial discs dark reddish to purplish brown, margin rather thick, blackish grey, and 13–17 × 7–9 μm ascospores (Caceres, 2007, Breuss & lucking, 2015)
Lecidea vinosa Eschw., in Martius, Fl. bras. enum. pl. 1(1): 251 (1833); Malcolmiella vinosa (Eschw.) Kalb & Lücking, in Lücking & Kalb, Bot. Jb. 122(1): 43 (2000).
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 15 countries. In Brazil, 30 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, North, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 88 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (30 records), Uruguay (25 records), The United States of America (3 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in Tropical areas, in dry to high enclaves of the rainforest. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, South, and Southeast of Brazil, and at the Amazon Rainforest in North of Brazil.
In Brazil, this species commonly founded in Atlantic Rainforest that is a biomes that still suffers 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 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.