Cyphelium inquinans - (Sm.) Trevisan
Cupped Soot Lichen
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.125124
Element Code: NLT0009630
Informal Taxonomy: Fungi/Lichens - Lichens
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Fungi Ascomycota Ascomycetes Caliciales Caliciaceae Cyphelium
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Esslinger, T.L. and R.S. Egan. 1995. A sixth checklist of the lichen-forming, lichenicolous, and allied fungi of the continental United States and Canada. The Bryologist 98(4):467-549. As supplied by USDA, NRCS from The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Version: November 19, 1997.
Concept Reference Code: A95ESS02HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Cyphelium inquinans
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 20Sep2002
Global Status Last Changed: 23Sep2002
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Total estimated number of individuals is 3,000-10,000. Total estimated size of habitat is 10,000-50,000 acres. Broken circumboreal range. Popula tions and habita ts likely stable , given variet y of forest age classes in various parts of range. Probably many protected locations. Presumarly not very threatened worldwide, given variety of forest age classes in various parts of range. Old orchards are disappearing in face of development. Individual plants are fragile, but are tiny and occur in masses on twigs and branches that are not easily damaged except by catastrophic damage. Small size, hard to find, undoubtedly undercollected rangewide.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Colorado (SNR), Oregon (S3), Wyoming (SNR)
Canada Alberta (S2), British Columbia (SNR), Northwest Territories (SNR), Yukon Territory (SNR)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Scandinavia, Europe, North America. In North America, from Alaska and Northwest Territories to California, east to Colorado. In Pacific Northwest, on both sides of Cascade Range.

Number of Occurrences:  
Number of Occurrences Comments: Total number of global occurrences unknown. Known occurrences in northern spotted owl region: 31 [FSEIS 2000 vol. 2: 90]; 37 [FSEIS 2000 vol. 1: 256].

Population Size Comments: Total estimated number of individuals is 3,000-10,000. Total estimated size of habitat is 10,000-50,000 acres.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Presumably not very threatened worldwide, given variety of forest age classes in various parts of range.

Short-term Trend: Relatively Stable (<=10% change)
Short-term Trend Comments: Populations and habitats likely stable, given variety of forest age classes in various parts of range.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Individual plants are fragile, but are tiny and occur in masses on twigs and branches that are not easily damaged except by catastrophic disturbance.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Scandinavia, Europe, North America. In North America, from Alaska and Northwest Territories to California, east to Colorado. In Pacific Northwest, on both sides of Cascade Range.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States CO, OR, WY
Canada AB, BC, NT, YT

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Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Grayish crustose lichen with sessile, black apothecia.
Habitat Comments: On bark, dead wood, and snags of conifers and deciduous trees, lumber, and fence posts. Wide range of habitats and stand ages. Not closely associated with old-growth forest.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 30Aug2001
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Christy, John
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): CHRISTY, J.

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References
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  • Esslinger, T.L. 2016. A cumulative checklist for the lichen-forming, lichenicolous and allied fungi of the Continental United States and Canada, Version 21. Opuscula Philolichenum 15: 136-390.

  • Esslinger, T.L. and R.S. Egan. 1995. A sixth checklist of the lichen-forming, lichenicolous, and allied fungi of the continental United States and Canada. The Bryologist 98(4):467-549. As supplied by USDA, NRCS from The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Version: November 19, 1997.

  • Thomson, J.W. 1997. American Arctic Lichens. 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin. 675 pp.

  • Thomson, J.W. 1997. American arctic lichens. 2. The microlichens. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison. 675 pp.

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