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Penicillium alagoense L.O. Ferro, A.D. Cavalcanti, O.M.C. Magalhães, Souza-Motta & J.D.P. Bezerra

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Scientific name
Penicillium alagoense
Author
L.O. Ferro, A.D. Cavalcanti, O.M.C. Magalhães, Souza-Motta & J.D.P. Bezerra
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Eurotiomycetes
Order
Eurotiales
Family
Trichocomaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).


Geographic range

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.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Type species was collected in the Atlantic forest, as endophyte from leaves of Miconia sp. (Melastomataceae).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

In general, a species occurs in forest areas, some of which are threatened by deforestation and urbanization, such as the Atlantic Forest.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

Species found in environmental conservation area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

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

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted