Spores of this species have a globose to subglobose shape, occasionally irregular. The size ranges from 60-90 µm, with a scar indicating the region of contact between the spore and the saccular neck during spore synthesis
This species has being found in different ecosystems of many countries and I suggest its classification as LC.
This species has been found in different continents and countries
such as: Brasil, Colômbia, Indonésia, México, Polônia, and Taiwan.
This species is commonly found in Brazil, occurring in different
states, such as Alagoas, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, São Paulo,
Despite the low occurrence (32 records) for the world, at least in Brazil this
species is common.
Population Trend: Improving
The species was first described in Colombia and it has being found also in sugar cane plantations, in México, forests and maritime and inland dunes in Poland, and in different forest ecosystems, such as Lowland evergreen rainforest, Semi-evergreen
rainforest, Dry forest, Lower montane forest,
Mangrove, even in Anthropogenic sites (Agrosystems and Desertification).
Because they are mandatory biotrophic, these fungi do not reproduce in the absence of the host plant. Thus, the threats related to the host (plant) and the soil, consequently influence the community of these fungi.
Despite the ecological importance, there are still no conservation actions for this group. As a conservation action, we highlight the preservation of the different environments and the control of anthropic disturbance over it.
tudies on the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are still insufficient. Thus, research related to their life strategy and ecology, could help us to understand and resolve threats to this group.
WINAGRASKI, Etienne et al. DIVERSITY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF BRAZIL: A REVIEW. Cerne, v. 25, n. 1, p. 25-35, 2019.
GOMIDE, Plínio Henrique Oliveira et al. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in vegetation types in the Pantanal of Nhecolândia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, v. 38, n. 4, p. 1114-1127, 2014.
MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.