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Cerioporus cavernulosus (Berk.) Zmitr.

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Scientific name
Cerioporus cavernulosus
Author
(Berk.) Zmitr.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Polyporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Danilo Chagas
Comments etc.
Danilo Chagas, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Cerioporus cavernulosus (Berk.) Zmitr. [= Megasporoporia cavernulosa (Berk.) Ryvarden] is characterized by the medium sized pores, the cream to ochraceous basidioma and the strongly dextrinoid skeletal hyphae (Ryvarden et al. 1982).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

The species in known in 12 countries and about 90% of the records are in Brazil.


Population and Trends

There are about 375 records of Megasporoporia cavernulosa and its synonyms in GBIF, 80% of them in Brazil.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Pantropical species (the record in Russia may be a misidentification). In Brazil, it is reported in the Atlantic Forest and Amazonia.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

The species is well distributed in Brazil, present in the pluvial forest domain. The Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is 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

Conservation Actions

Most records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Studies on the distribution of the species are desirable. Also, molecular studies are needed to clarify if the African and American specimens belong to the same species..

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None.

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted