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  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
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Spongispora temasekensis G. Wu, S.M.L. Lee, E. Horak & Zhu L. Yang

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Scientific name
Spongispora temasekensis
Author
G. Wu, S.M.L. Lee, E. Horak & Zhu L. Yang
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Boletaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Amy Choong
Comments etc.
Amy Choong, Mohd Salleh Sanusi

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Phylogenetic analyses of five loci indicate that Spongispora is nested in the subfamily Leccinoideae of the Boletaceae, most closely related to an inclusive clade of Leccinum, Leccinellum,
Octaviania, Rossbeevera, and Turmalinea.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Apparently limited only to the host tree Hopea odorata. If this tree species is lost or the forested environment is lost, then this fungus may also be lost.


Geographic range

Singapore


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Mycorrhizal. Emerge from soil with leaf litter.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

Hopea odorata although widely planted, the basidioma will not emerge in urban environment. They only emerge in forested leaf litter. Conversion to park land or habitat loss will affect this fungus.

Housing & urban areas

Conservation Actions

none so far.


Research needed

Confirm its distribution, whether limited to Singapore or also found in the region.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted