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Celothelium cinchonarum (Müll. Arg.) Vain.

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Scientific name
Celothelium cinchonarum
(Müll. Arg.) Vain.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Celothelium is easily recognized lichenized pyrenocarpous ascomycetes due to its long-filiform ascospores, crustose, smooth whitish thallus, and by its sideways grouped ascomata.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This is species is known in 11 countries, with 43 records in GBIF database. Also, due to this species relation to Pantropical region this species might be considered as Near Threatened.

Geographic range

This is species is known in 11 countries. In Brazil, five records to this species are known, located in the Southeast and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.

Population and Trends

There are 43 records in GBIF database, distributed in Costa Rica (17 records), Brazil (5 records),  Colombia (5 records), and the other occurrences are distributed in small percentages.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

This species is related mainly to Pantropical, often on branches, smooth bark, and shrubs in 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 related to preserved areas, but unfortunately, those spaces still being affected. Formal education to the population that lives near those areas and the park managers might be a start to change the situation.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education

Research needed

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

TaxonomyHabitat trends

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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted