Florida Perforate cladonia (Cladonia perforata)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
This conspicuous lichen forms large dense clusters 20 to 60 millimeters (mm) tall. The branches of Cladonia lichens arise from spore-producing structures and not from the vegetative body of the fungus as is the case with other branched lichens. The pale yellowish-gray, more or less glossy-surfaced podetia grow in intricate tufts. This lichen occurs on a barrier island in the Florida panhandle (Okaloosa County) and in scrub vegetation in central Florida south of Lake Placid (Highlands County), at Jonathan Dickinson Park near the southeastern coast in Martin County, and (subject to confirmation), a nearby site in northern Palm Beach County. There is a reasonable possibility that the lichen will be found at widely scattered localities elsewhere in Florida. However, very extensive searches have shown that this is an extremely rare lichen.
- States/US Territories in which the Florida Perforate cladonia is known to or is believed to occur: Florida
- US Counties in which the Florida Perforate cladonia is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Florida Perforate cladonia is known to occur:
Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
- Countries in which the the Florida Perforate cladonia is known to occur: United States
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|04/27/1993||Southeast Region (Region 4)|
» Federal Register Documents
|09/27/2006||71 FR 56545 56547||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species|
|04/27/1993||58 FR 25746 25755||ETWP; Endangered or Threatened Status for Seven Central Florida Plants|
|08/03/1990||55 FR 31610 31612||ETWP; Notice of 90-Day and 1-Year Findings on Petitions to List a Tallapoosa River Crayfish and Cladonia perforata (Perforate Reindeer Lichen); 55 FR 31610 31612|
|04/02/2004||69 FR 17442 17443||Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan|
|10/18/1989||54 FR 42813 42813||ETWP; Notice of 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Cladonia porforata (Perforate Reindeer Lichen); 54 FR 42813 42813|
|03/26/2007||72 FR 14132 14133||Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan|
|09/30/1992||57 FR 45020 45029||ETWP; Proposed End. or Thr. Status for Seven Central Florida Plants; 57 FR 45020 45028/45029|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|05/18/1999||South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|04/02/2004||69 FR 17442 17443||Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan||
|03/26/2007||72 FR 14132 14133||Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan||
|09/27/2006||71 FR 56545 56547||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species||
|09/17/2007||Florida Perforate Cladonia 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Florida Perforate cladonia.
» Conservation Plans
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