Phanerochaete hiulca is similar with P. areolata because both presents subulate strongly encrusted cystidia (metuloids), but P. hiulca has hymenophore creamish to greyish-yellow, basal hyphae thick-walled, cystidia often more than 10- 12 µm wide, spores 5- 7 x 2.5- 3.5 µm, and P. areolata hymenophore pale ochraceous with a brownish margin, basal hyphae mainly thin-walled, cystidia somewhat slender, and spores 6- 8 x 3- 3.5 µm (Hjortstam, 2000).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Species known in two countries and most records are in Brazil.
Population and Trends
There are about 14 records of this species in GBIF, most of them in Brazil. It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil, the species occurs in two biomes: Caatinga and Atlantic Forest.
In Brazil, the species is found in Caatinga, suffering from desertification, and Atlantic Forest, 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
There are records in areas that are not protected
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration
It is necessary to study new areas, using ecological niche modeling.