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Melanoleuca clelandii Grgur.

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Scientific name
Melanoleuca clelandii
Author
Grgur.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Tricholomataceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2019-07-24
IUCN Red List Category
DD
Assessors
Leonard, P.L.
Reviewers
May, T.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/154530249/154530264

Justification

This species has not been reported for over a century, despite having being searched for. However, there are records of Melanoleuca species which it has not yet been possible to identify to species level. It is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

This species is only known from two collections at two nearby sites (within 5-10 km): Beaumont and Mount Lofty ranges in South Australia.

Population and Trends

The two records from South Australia date from 1917. The fungus has not been reported from South Australia for over a century, despite having being searched for. However, there are records of Melanoleuca species which it has not yet been possible to identify to species level.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

It was collected in open dry woodland with a grass understory.

Threats

The site at Mount Lofty is protected, but it is heavily used for recreation. The second nearby site, at Beaumont, is largely urbanised. Both sites have been visited regularly by mycologists as they were known to be Cleland’s main collecting sites.

Conservation Actions

Continued observation at the sites is recommended. Identification of the Melanoleuca specimens not currently identified to species level is needed.

Use and Trade

The species is not utilized.

Source and Citation

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Melanoleuca clelandii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154530249A154530264. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154530249A154530264.en .Downloaded on 31 January 2021

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