Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Gymnoderma lineare, rock gnome lichen
This rare lichen grows only in areas of high humidity, such as high-elevation vertical rock faces that are frequently bathed in fog or in deep gorges at lower elevations.
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.
- Listed Endangered 1995
- Recovery Plan 1997 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Habitat disturbance due to heavy use by hikers and climbers
- Indirectly threatened by exotic insect pests and possibly air pollution, which are contributing to the demise of Fraser fir forests at higher elevations in the Southern Appalachians
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
- Chattahoochee National Forest
- Cherokee National Forest
- National Forests in North Carolina
- Nantahala National Forest
- Pisgah National Forest