Exhibits phylogenetic and morphological similarities to P. skrjabinii. Penicillium alagoense differs from P. skrjabinii by the numbers and size of phialides (6–8 per metulae, 7.7–10.5 × 2.3–3 µm), metulae (26.4–32 × 2.4–3 µm) and by the production of conidia that are ellipsoidal, globose or subglobose (3.5–5 × 1.8–2.4 µm) (Ramírez 1982). In addition, P. alagoense differs from P. skrjabinii by macroscopic characteristics presenting lower growth in the colonies and no growth at 37 °C (Ferro at al., 2019).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to the little information on the occurrence of this species, I suggest including it as insufficient data (DD).
The species was recently described (2019) so it has insufficient data. The only record of this species so far is in Brazil, in the state of Alagoas, in the Atlantic forest, but in GBIF there is still no data on it.
Population and Trends
Recently described species, has insufficient data, present in the state of Alagoas, Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
Type species was collected in the Atlantic forest, as endophyte from leaves of Miconia sp. (Melastomataceae).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
In general, a species occurs in forest areas, some of which are threatened by deforestation and urbanization, such as the Atlantic Forest.