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Glomus taiwanense (C.G. Wu & Z.C. Chen) R.T. Almeida & N.C. Schenck

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Scientific name
Glomus taiwanense
(C.G. Wu & Z.C. Chen) R.T. Almeida & N.C. Schenck
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Joana Veras
Comments etc.
Joana Veras

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Described as Sclerocystis taiwanensis is sporocarpia rubribrunnea, brunnea, vel fusca, globosa, subglobosa, 200-300 x 180-280 μm.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the lack of adequate information to make a direct or indirect assessment of its risk of extinction, based on its distribution and / or population status, I would suggest that this species be categorized as insufficient data (DD).

Geographic range

Glomus taiwanense was originally described in China and, according to GBIF, occurs in four countries. In Brazil, this species was registered in the states of Manaus, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Bahia e Ceará.

Population and Trends

This species was isolated from the rhizosphere of the inka nut (Plukenetia volubilis) in San Martín State of Peru (Western Amazonia) and found in an Atlantic Forest regeneration area in southern Bahia.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, this species is registered in different biomes, such as Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestMoist Savana


This species is associated with biomes that have high rates of anthropic disturbance, such as deforestation. This condition may indicate a risk.

Housing & urban areasScale Unknown/UnrecordedHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

The multiplication of this fungus in the laboratory, being kept in the inoculum bank represents an advance for the conservation of this species.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

More studies are needed that address the ecology of the species and its hosts, in addition to increasing data on its distribution.

TaxonomyLife history & ecology

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted