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Scutellospora gilmorei (Trappe & Gerd.) C. Walker & F.E. Sanders

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Scientific name
Scutellospora gilmorei
(Trappe & Gerd.) C. Walker & F.E. Sanders
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

The species is known in 9 countries.

Population and Trends

There are about 58 records in 9 countries (GBIF), a very common species in several countries.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is common in Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


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.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

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.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




Cofré, M. N., Soteras, F., del Rosario Iglesias, M., Velázquez, S., Abarca, C., Risio, L., ... & Lugo, M. A. (2019). Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America: A Review. In Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America (pp. 49-72). Springer, Cham.
Jobim, K., Vista, X. M., & Goto, B. T. 2018. Updates on the knowledge of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (Glomeromycotina) in the Atlantic Forest biome–an example of very high species richness in the Brazilian landscape. Mycotaxon, 133(1), 209-209.
Oehl F, de Souza FA, Sieverding E. 2008. Revision of Scutellospora and description of five new genera and three new families in the arbuscular mycorrhiza-forming Glomeromycetes. Mycotaxon 106:311–360.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted