This is a rare, easily identifiable species that has recently been described from Northern Thailand. Forests in Northern Thailand are under threat from human activities like recurrent burning and tea or coffee plantation.
Known only from Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Known only from Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, where the species was found in two nearby sites (Vadthanarat et al. 2019). Although the sites were visited regularly, basidiomes were found only once in each site, so population size is estimated to be very low. However, given that those sites are in a protected area, there does not seem to be an immediate threat on this population.
Population Trend: Stable
In deciduous or semi-deciduous dry forests dominated by Dipterocarpaceae (mainly Dipterocarpus spp.). Hower, Fagaceae also occur in those forests. Presumably ectomycorrhizal, with Dipterocarpaceae or Fagaceae. Production of basidiomes seems to be erratic.
No immediate threat on the known population, but unknown populations outside of National Parks may be under threat. Forests cover in Northern Thailand was reduced by more than 75 % between 1915 and 1995, mostly because of conversion to cropland (Delang, 2002). Despite protection measures and reforestation, Thailand lost 7.8 % of Intact Forest Landscapes between 2000 and 2013 (Potapov et al 2017). In Nothern Thailand, forests continue to be degraded by human activities (e.g., tea or coffee plantation, recurrent burning).
The distribution needs to be better known. The ectomycorrhizal symbiotic partners should be identified.
No use known.
Delang, C.O. (2002) Deforestation in Northern Thailand: the result of Hmong swidden farming practices or Thai Development Strategies? Society and Natural Resources 15 (6): 483-501.
Potapov P, Hansen MC, Laestadius L, et al. (2017) The last frontiers of wilderness: Tracking loss of intact forest landscapes from 2000 to 2013. Science Advances 3: e1600821. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1600821
Vadthanarat S, Amalfi M, Halling RE, Bandala V, Lumyong S, Raspé O (2019) Two new Erythrophylloporus
species (Boletaceae) from Thailand, with two new combinations of American species. MycoKeys, in press. https://