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Gigaspora albida N.C. Schenck & G.S. Sm.

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Scientific name
Gigaspora albida
Author
N.C. Schenck & G.S. Sm.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Diversisporales
Family
Gigasporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Gigaspora albida can be separated from G. gigantea (Nicol. & Gerd.) Gerd. & Trappe by its generally smaler spores and very light tint of green (Shenck; Smith, 1882).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

This species is known in 7 countries.


Population and Trends

There are about 5 records in 4 countries in GBIF. However, it can be found in other countries too.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

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.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farming

Conservation Actions

This species is well multiplied in trap culture, which may help in the maintenance of this species in the future.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

None.

Unknown

Bibliography

Cofré, M. N., Soteras, F., del Rosario Iglesias, M., Velázquez, S., Abarca, C., Risio, L., ... & Lugo, M. A. 2019. Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America: A Review. In Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America (pp. 49-72). Springer, Cham.
Jobim, K., Vista, X. M., & Goto, B. T. 2018. Updates on the knowledge of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (Glomeromycotina) in the Atlantic Forest biome–an example of very high species richness in the Brazilian landscape. Mycotaxon, 133(1), 209-209.
Marinho, F., da Silva, I. R., Oehl, F., & Maia, L. C. (2018). Checklist of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in tropical forests. Sydowia, 70, 107-127.
Wang, F. Y., & Shi, Z. Y. (2008). Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted