Species Details

Sulcaria isidiifera

splitting yarn lichen

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Scientific Name:
Sulcaria isidiifera Brodo
Common Name:
splitting yarn lichen
Family: Alectoriaceae
Element Code: NLTEST0020
USDA Plants Symbol: SUIS
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: fruticose lichen (epiphytic)
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
20 - 30 meters
65 - 100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal scrub (old growth)
General Micro Habitat: On branches of oaks and shrubs
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by coastal development, alteration of fire regimes, and over-collecting. Portions of populations have been extirpated due to historical residential development. See Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 14(2):45-47 (2007) for CALS Conservation Committee sponsorship.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 4
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 1 0 3
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 4
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Morro Bay South (3512037)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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