Sclerocystis sinuosa previously assigned as Glomus sinuosum is recognized by sporocarps with the thick-walled sinuous hyphae that tightly enclose the sporocarps and easily distinguish from other Sclerocystis species (gerdemann; Bakshi,1976).
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
This species is known in 10 countries. However, it can possibly be found in other countries.
There are 26 records in 6 countries, according to GBIF. However, it can be found in other countries too.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil, the species is found in the Caatinga, Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
In Brazil, this species can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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