This species is known by its creamy to pale grey or greenish grey thallus, more or less flexuous and branched immersed lirellae, hyaline and muriform ascospores, 40–65 × 10–18 μm, 4–8 per ascus (Kalb et al., 2004, Caceres, 2007).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is species is known in 21 countries, with 415 records in GBIF database. Also, known as species related to the New World. In Brazil, this species records are related to Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon Rainforest. Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Least Concern (LC) until a better understanding.
This is species is known in 224 countries. In Brazil, 185 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, Midwest, North and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 415 records in GBIF database, distributed in Brazil (185 records), The United States fo America (49 records), Costa Rica (31 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is related to the New World, so this species occurs really well in Tropical to Subtropical Rainforest, Mangrove Swamps from sea level up to the Lower Montane Zone. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest and Amazon Rainforest.
In Brazil, this species commonly founded in Atlantic and Amazon Rainforest that are biomes that still suffer 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.