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Cercopemyces crocodilinus T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson

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Scientific name
Cercopemyces crocodilinus
Author
T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Tricholomataceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Todd Osmundson
Contributors
Todd Osmundson, Debbie Viess

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A rare, though recently-described, species reported to form specific mycorrhizal associations with mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus; Rosaceae) in semiarid areas of western North America. This species is proposed for consideration due to its host specificity and limitation to harsh environments.


Geographic range

Originally described from Utah, USA (Boxelder County, Sawtooth National Forest, Raft River Mountains), Mushroom Observer records place the species in Colorado and Montana as well, suggesting the Intermountain West as geographic range.


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Restricted to semiarid forests in likely ectomycorrhizal association with Cercocarpus.

Temperate Forest

Threats


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Bibliography

Baroni, T.J., B.R. Kropp, V. S. Evenson, and M. Wilhelm. 2014. Cercopemyces crocodilinus, a new genus and species related to Ripartitella, is described from North America. Mycologia 106(4): 785–796.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted