Gigaspora decipiens superficially resembles the other colourless-spored species of Gigaspora (G. margarita, G. albida, G. candida, G.margarita) often become pale brown with age and might be confused with G. decipiens (Hall; Abbotr, 1984).
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
This species is known in 7 countries.
There are about 80 records in 5 countries in GBIF. However, it can be found in other countries too.
In Brazil the species is found in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
This species can be found in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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