Lichens of North Carolina
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Cetradonia linearis (Evans) J.-C. Wei & Ahti - Rock Gnome Lichen

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Family: CladoniaceaeSynonym: Gymnoderma lineare                                                                                 
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: High elevation rock outcrops.
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: E E
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: S3 G3
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Comments: Cetradonia linearis is one of two federally endangered species in the US. This species is IUCN red-listed Vulnerable. Source: Allen, J., Lendemer, J. & McMullin, T. 2015. Cetradonia linearis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T70386009A70386019. Downloaded 21 February 2021.

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Recorded by: Clara Kempter
Avery Co.
Recorded by:
Yancey Co.
Comment: DUKE Photovoucher record from CNALH