Species key characters: Basidiomata pyriform to turbinate. Subgleba well developed (> 1/3 of basidiome) cellular, cream-colored (4A3). Exoperidium ornamentation composed of minute spines (< 0.3 mm length) becoming wart-like or granulose with age, brown (6E8), incrusted with grains of sand, ornamentation falling off from the apex to halfway down the stem of the basidioma at complete maturity. Endoperidium surface smooth, grayish brown (6D3). Gleba powdery brown (6E8). Exoperidium composed of globose to pyriform sphaerocysts. Apical endoperidium composed of mycosclerids and hyphae with inflated terminations. Capillitium without pores and septa, paracapillitium abundant. Basidiospores globose, 3–5 μm, punctate [A–B] often [A] in LM, minute spines (< 0.5 μm) in SEM.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
There are only a few records of the species from Northeastern Brazil. We, thus, suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).
Only known from Northeastern Brazil.
Population and Trends
Only known from Northeastern Brazil (11 collections) according to literature and recent field collections.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Occurs in sandy soil. In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest.