Brown Cobblestone Lichen

Acarospora fuscata (Acarospora cartilaginea)

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Brown Cobblestone Lichen
Scientific Name: 
Acarospora fuscata (Acarospora cartilaginea)
Synonyms: 
Acarospora cartilaginea
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Lichen
Kingdom: 
Fungi
Phylum: 
Ascomycota
Class: 
Lecanoromycetes
Order: 
Acarosporales
Family: 
Acarosporaceae
References: 
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Distribution

Ecozones

Southern Arctic, Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield
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Distribution

20% Known from the mainland part of the province (Thomson, John W. American Arctic Lichens: Vol. 2. The Microlichens. University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.)
Score: 
G
References: 

Number of Occurrences

not in Goward and Bjork (R196) Known from at least 10 collections (Thomson 1997; WIS herbarium; Thomson, John W., George W. Scotter, and Teuvo Ahti. "Lichens of the Great Slave Lake Region, Northwest Territories, Canada." Bryologist (1969): 137-177.)
Score: 
BC
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Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Common and widespread (Brodo, Irwin M., Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff. Lichens of north America. Yale University Press, 2001.)
Score: 
C
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
Large distribution
S Rank: 
S4
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted by non-experts based in printed material only; Reviewed in 2010, no change (not in Goward and Bjork 2010) (R196); Not ranked in 2015, a micro-lichen; Reviewed in 2017 draft rank by Chris Deduke (ECCC Ottawa contract) reviewed and updated by S Carriere (July 2019)
Last Updated: 
July 4, 2019

References

Ecozones

  • Brodo, I. M., Sharnoff, S. D, and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Lichens of North America. Yale University RWED Library - B121 Return

Naming

  • Esslinger (2011) A Cumulative Checklist for the Lichen-forming, Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Continental United States and Canada. version 19 and later versions http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~esslinge/chcklst/chcklst7.htm - W110 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Goward, T. and Bjork, C. (2010) Macrolichens of the Northwest Territories: current status and future research. Unpublished report to the GNWT 15 pp plus app. Printed in binder - R196 Return
  • R Hebert (Deduke C email) to S Carriere 20-02-2018. (2018) Email "GS microlichen NT" from R Hebert to S Carriere 20-02-2018. attached excel file by Chris Deduke (ECCC Ottawa contract). DIIMS - H2019002 Return

Range Extent

  • Brodo, I. M., Sharnoff, S. D, and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Lichens of North America. Yale University RWED Library - B121 Return

Taxonomy

  • Brodo, I. M., Sharnoff, S. D, and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Lichens of North America. Yale University RWED Library - B121 Return