Fulvifomes rhytiphloeus seems to be a Neotropical species that may have been misidentified by F. fastuosus and F. nilgheriensis, of possible Asian distribution, F. kawakami, an American species, and a new species yet to be published from the Brazilian Amazonia (and vice-versa). Fulvifomes rhytiphloeus is distinguished by its flattened basidiome with a yellowish brown context, discoloring to red in KOH, and a thin black line separating an upper thin, ochre brown (Campos-Santana et al. 2015, Jayawardena et al. 2019).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species is known in 7 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 13 of the 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are about 60 records in 7 countries, the vast majority in Brazil.
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
Some 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