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Penicillium oxalicum Currie & Thom

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Scientific name
Penicillium oxalicum
Author
Currie & Thom
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Eurotiomycetes
Order
Eurotiales
Family
Trichocomaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Asexual state: Conidiophores terminally branched, typically bi-verticillate with 2–3 adpressed metulae or monoverticillate; terverticillate conidiophores rarely occurring in
some strains; stipes smooth, most commonly 75–
400(– 550) × 2.5–3.0 μm; metulae of unequal length, 11–
25 × 2.5–4.5 μm; phialides cylindrical with distinct collula
of various sizes, 2–6 per metula, 8.5–15(− 19) × 2.0–4.0 μm;
conidia finely roughened, ellipsoidal, (3.5–)3.9–5.3(−
6.5) × (2.5–)2.7–3.5(− 4) μm,.L/W ratio 1.26–1.96 Sexual
state not observed. (Kubátová, 2018)


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

I suggest including it in the list of least concern (LC).


Geographic range

According to GBIF the species has 264 occurrences, distributed worldwide.


Population and Trends

There are 264 occurrences in the world, with the highest number of records in China

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

It is especially common in soil and colonizes various organic materials.


Threats

Although widely distributed, the species is found in areas that suffer anthropogenic action.


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade

Medicinal, biotechnological and ecological importance.


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted