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Kootenai Speck Lichen - Verrucaria kootenaica

Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G2
State Rank: S1S2
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Known in western Montana from a few locations.
General Description
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Range Comments
Verrucaria kootenaica is known from the Whitefish Range in northwestern Montana and in the southeastern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. Breuss and Spribille (2001) say that its presence could be expected in other limestone areas of British Columbia, Alberta and Montana.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

On calcareous rock near streams.

Indicator of pristine (clean) water.

Threats or Limiting Factors
None identified.

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Citation for data on this website:
Kootenai Speck Lichen — Verrucaria kootenaica.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from