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  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Lobaria macaronesica C. Cornejo & Scheid.

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Scientific name
Lobaria macaronesica
Author
C. Cornejo & Scheid.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Lecanoromycetes
Order
Peltigerales
Family
Lobariaceae
Assessment status
Pending
Proposed by
Christoph Scheidegger
Contributors
Christoph Scheidegger
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

characteristic of the north-western Macaronesian islands of the Azores, western Canary Islands and Madeira. One specimen has recently been found in Sintra (continental Portugal) (Cornejo & Scheidegger, 2010).


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Lobaria macaronesica is an epiphyte on trees or shrubs of laurisilva forests, e.g., Laurus azorica, Persea indica, Pittosporum coriaceum, Vaccinium cylindricum, Myrica faya, Ilex canariensis and Erica arborea amongst others. In Macaronesia, it seems to be almost confined to the subtropical montane cloud forests at 300–1500 m (Cornejo & Scheidegger, 2010)

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensity

Conservation Actions

Site/area protection

Research needed


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted