Cetraspora gilmorei previously assigned as Scutellospora gilmorei is recognized by spores with the germination shield multiply-lobed. Spores hyaline, becoming creamy under storage in formalin; globose to subglobose to ellipsoid; 200–320 μm in diam; sporogenous cell brown; germination shield generally easy to observe(Oehl et al., 2008).
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
The species is known in 9 countries.
There are about 58 records in 9 countries (GBIF), a very common species in several countries.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil the species is common in Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
Cetraspora gilmorei can be found only in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot, there is also the fact that this taxon has not been well studied yet.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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