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Aspidothelium cinerascens Vain.

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Scientific name
Aspidothelium cinerascens
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is known by its smooth thallus, perithecia with a white to pale grey disc expansion, and muriform ascospores.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

There are 32 records distributed in seven different countries, and in Brazil, this species is encountered only remnants of tropical rainforest that remains suffering deforestation, this species might be considered as Near Threatened.

Geographic range

This is species is known in 7 countries. In Brazil, seven occurrences to this species are known, located in the Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.

Population and Trends

There are 32 records in GBIF database, distributed in Costa Rica (15 records), Brazil (7 records),  Australia and Colombia (3 records each), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

This species is related to lowland and lower Montane, Tropical, and Coastal Rainforest. In Brazil, This species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


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

Conservation Actions

In Brazil, the records are correlated 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 protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education

Research needed

The certainty pattern distribution and abundance remain unknown, so 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