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Microsphaeropsis arundinis (S. Ahmad) B. Sutton
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- Scientific name
- Microsphaeropsis arundinis
- (S. Ahmad) B. Sutton
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
- Assessment status
- Proposed by
- Comments etc.
- LAYANNE FERRO, David Minter
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)
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
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestOther
Endophytic fungi, it causes diseases in humans and animals.
Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasOther threat
In Brazil the species was registered in an environmental protection area, but it is an area that suffers from anthropogenic actions.
Site/area protectionSite/area management
Species found in environmental conservation area in Brazil. But like other species it needs preservation together with the beings with which it is associated.
TaxonomyLife history & ecologyPopulation trendsOther
The species is a human and animal pathogen, and the target of biotechnological studies. It shows antifungal activity against M. gypseum.
Use and Trade
Medicine - human & veterinaryOther chemicals
Human and animal pathogen. Isolation of substances of biotechnological importance.
Regional Population and Trends