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
Due to the lack of adequate information to make a direct or indirect assessment of its risk of extinction, based on its distribution and / or population status, I would suggest that this species be categorized as insufficient data (DD).
This is the first record of the occurrence of this species on the site for Brazil. However, this species is well known to the country occurring in different states, such as Santa Catarina, Tocatins, Minas Gerais, Alagoas, São Paulo, etc.
Despite the low occurrence (32) for the world, at least in Brazil this species is very common.
Population Trend: Improving
This species occurs in natural and anthropogenic environments in different Brazilian biomes such as: Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest, Caatinga and Pantanal
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.
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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.