Grammothele subargentea can be confused with G. brasiliensis, but the former has larger pores and longer basidiospores (Hyde et al. 2019).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species in known in 10 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 14 of the 26 states. The record from Germany is actually from Brazil (Blumenaus, by Moller).
Population and Trends
There are about 90 records of this species in GBIF, about half of them in Brazil. Although not a rare species, it is not very common.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Neotropical species. In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
The species is well distributed in Brazil, present in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is already a hotspot.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
About 1/3 of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan
Use and Trade
the species has biotechnological interest (Saparrat et al. 2008).