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Graphis vestitoides (Fink) Staiger

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Scientific name
Graphis vestitoides
(Fink) Staiger
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is known by its corticate, smooth, greenish grey thallus, prominent, elongate-irregularly branched lirellae, 2–6 ascospores per ascus, terminally muriform, 19–23 × 0–2-septate,
80–140 × 12–16 μm, hyaline (Weerakoon et al., 2019)

Current Name:
Allographa vestitoides (Fink) Lücking & Kalb, in Kalb, Lücking & Kalb, Phytotaxa 377(1): 27 (2018)

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This is species is known in 12 countries, with 63 records in GBIF database. Also, this species occurs in Neotropical to Paleotropical areas. In Brazil, this species records are related to Atlantic Rainforest. Due to all the previous information this species might be considered as Near Threatened (NT) until a better understanding.

Geographic range

This is species is known in 12 countries. In Brazil, three 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 63 records in GBIF database, distributed in Costa Rica (31 records), Australia (7 records), Puerto Rico (7 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

This species is well distributed in Neotropical to Paleotropical areas. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, Midwest, South, and Southeast of Brazil.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


In Brazil, this species is founded in Atlantic Rainforest that is a 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

Conservation Actions

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

Research needed

Actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted