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Lycoperdon arenicola (Alfredo & Baseia) Baseia, Alfredo & M.P. Martín

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Scientific name
Lycoperdon arenicola
Author
(Alfredo & Baseia) Baseia, Alfredo & M.P. Martín
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira
Comments etc.
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).


Geographic range

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.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

The species is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasTourism & recreation areasAgro-industry farmingAgro-industry plantationsAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are from protected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

More collections

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted