This crustose lichen is known by its greyish white thallus (without anthraquinones), orange to red apothecia, over 0.5 mm diam., and variable in aspect.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
There are 174 records distributed in 12 different countries, and in Brazil, this species is encountered only in remnants of tropical rainforest that remains suffering deforestation. So, this species might be considered as Near Threatened.
This is species is known in 12 countries. In Brazil, seven occurrences to this species are known, located in the South, Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.
Population and Trends
There are 174 records in GBIF database, distributed in Argentina (57 records), Brazil (57 records), Paraguay (20 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is related to Tropical to Subtropical areas. In Brazil, This species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest.
In Brazil, this species can be founded only 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
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
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.