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Nigrospora sphaerica (Sacc.) E.W. Mason

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Scientific name
Nigrospora sphaerica
Author
(Sacc.) E.W. Mason
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Trichosphaeriales
Family
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Nigrospora sphaerica produces single-celled, black, spherical to subspherical conidia, carried in a hyaline vesicle at the tip of
each conidiophore (Alam et al., 2018).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the several records worldwide, I suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern.


Geographic range

It is a common species, with records in 23 countries.


Population and Trends

Nigrospora sphaerica has a wide distribution with about 77 records.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, Nigrospora sphaerica is found as an endophyte of Atlantic Forest plants and a phytopathogen in some commercial crops.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

It is a common species in several countries, presenting no apparent threats.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areas

Conservation Actions

Many of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

Other biomes must be studied to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

The species shows good results in the production of vinblastine, an alkaloid with antitumor properties (Ayob et al., 2017).

Medicine - human & veterinary

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted