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Microsphaeropsis arundinis (S. Ahmad) B. Sutton

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Scientific name
Microsphaeropsis arundinis
Author
(S. Ahmad) B. Sutton
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Dothideomycetes
Order
Pleosporales
Family
Montagnulaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

M. arundinis is distinguished from the species M. olivacea and M. callista by its smooth, thin-walled, cylindrical, guttulate conidia measuring 4 to 4.5 by 1.5 m (Pendle et al., 2004).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species make up several ecosystems, which are threatened, but have several occurrences. I suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concer (LC)


Geographic range

According to GBIF 228 occurrences are recorded worldwide.


Population and Trends

According to GBIF the country with the highest number of occurrences of this species is Australia.

Population Trend: Improving


Habitat and Ecology

Endophytic fungi, it causes diseases in humans and animals.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestOther

Threats

In Brazil the species was registered in an environmental protection area, but it is an area that suffers from anthropogenic actions.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasOther threat

Conservation Actions

Species found in environmental conservation area in Brazil. But like other species it needs preservation together with the beings with which it is associated.

Site/area protectionSite/area management

Research needed

The species is a human and animal pathogen, and the target of biotechnological studies. It shows antifungal activity against M. gypseum.

TaxonomyLife history & ecologyPopulation trendsOther

Use and Trade

Human and animal pathogen. Isolation of substances of biotechnological importance.

Medicine - human & veterinaryOther chemicals

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted