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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Scop.) P. Karst.

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Scientific name
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
(Scop.) P. Karst.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga
Comments etc.
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum is characterized by the applanate to stipitate basidiomata up to 12cm, upper pilear surface smooth to scattered-papillate, hymenophore with subcylindrical to conical fertile spines, basidia 2-4 celled, and basidiospores globose, smooth up to 5-6 x 5-5.5 µm.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species in known in 48 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 8 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 6858 records of this species in GBIF, most of them in Sweden, but only 11 in Brazil.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

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

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


The species is distributed in Brazil moslty in the 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 areasAgro-industry farmingHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Most records are in protected areas, however few of them in Cerrado (also a hotspot).

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

Other areas in Brazil should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species. In addition, the species was originally described from New Zealand and molecular studies should be carried out on other specimens in order to confirm the occurrence of this species elsewhere.

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Use and Trade




Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted