The spores are brown or yellow in color, globose or subglobous in shape, occasionally irregular. A characteristic that differentiates this species are labyrinth-shaped ornaments present on the surface of the L2 layer on the spore wall.
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).
On this site, only 15 occurrences are observed in the world and although there is no record in GBIF for Brazil, this species is found in different regions, especially the Northeast.
Despite the little record (15 occurrences), this species has a greater distribution than those mentioned for this site.
Population Trend: Improving
This species is found in natural areas, agrosystems, natural and impacted areas. In Brazil, it is registered in the Caatinga, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest and Amazon.
The destruction of habitat of various activities of anthropic origin, constitutes one of the main threats to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Conservation actions for this group include: creating areas and maintaining protected areas, preserving native vegetation and soil.
More information about the ecology of these species can help to understand the factors that influence their distribution, in addition to identifying, in a more specific way, the threats to this group’s biodiversity.
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MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.