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Ocellularia papillata (Leight.) Zahlbr.

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Scientific name
Ocellularia papillata
(Leight.) Zahlbr.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior, Marcela Cáceres

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is known by the presence of columellate ascomata, and indistinct thalline margin flush with surrounding thallus, filled with (dark) brown-tipped columella that may become irregular. Also, this species has transversely septate, small, and hyaline ascospores.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to this species relation with tropical areas that still suffers anthropic actions, this species might be considered to be included as Near Threatened species.

Geographic range

Worldwide, this species occurs in 29 different countries. In Brazil, this species can be located in eight different states and a total of 41 occurrences.

Population and Trends

Worldwide there are 460 occurrences in GBIF database, majorly distributed in Panama (56 records), Dominica (51 records), Sri Lanka (44 records).

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

This species is related to lowland and lower Montane Rainforest, Coastal Rainforest, Premontane Rainforest, especially related to primary and secondary forest remnants at Natural or Disturbed stage of conservations. In Brazil, This species can be found at the Amazon Forest and Atlantic Rainforest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


In Brazil, this species can be founded in Amazon Forest and Atlantic 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: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

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

Research needed

The certainty of taxonomy, pattern distribution, and abundance remains unknown, so actions that are orientated to taxonomy and biogeography 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