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Phlebiopsis amethystea (Hjortstam & Ryvarden) R.S. Chikowski & C.R.S. Lira

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Scientific name
Phlebiopsis amethystea
Author
(Hjortstam & Ryvarden) R.S. Chikowski & C.R.S. Lira
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Phanerochaetaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga
Comments etc.
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Phlebiopsis amethystea is easily recognized by the effused-reflexed basidioma, purplish colors of the smooth hymenophore, and brownish hyphae. It differs from the other species of the genus by the dark brown cystidia (Lima et al. 2019).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

The species is known only to Brazil.


Population and Trends

There are about 74 records of this species in GBIF (as Lopharia amethystea, Hjortstamia amethystea, Porostereum amethysteum), only to Brazil.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, the species is found in Amazon Forest, Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestMoist Savana

Threats

In Brazil, this species is mostly distributed in pluvial forest domain, collected only once in Cerrado. Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are hotspots.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry farmingHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Most records are in protected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

More areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsPopulation trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted