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Stropharia halophila Pacioni

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Scientific name
Stropharia halophila
Author
Pacioni
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Strophariaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Eef Arnolds
Assessors
Eef Arnolds
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Stropharia halophila is a species with striking, large basidiocarps that is restricted to yellow dunes with Ammophila arenaria along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe. It is rare to very rare and the sites are potentially endangered by expanding development of touristic accomodations, artificial dune fixation and climate change.


Geographic range

Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe.


Population and Trends

Known from very few, scattered and fragmented localities within the described area. Trends unknown, probably declining.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In natural, dynamic, yellow dunes near the shore, probably saprotrophic on litter of Ammophila.

Coastal Sand Dunes

Threats

Main threat is artificial fixation of the coast, e.g. by planting of Ammophila or forest. Also recreational developmant and in the longer term rising of the sealevel by global warming.

Other ecosystem modifications

Conservation Actions

Protection of natural dune systems against human actions.

Site/area protection

Research needed

Monitoring of sites for a better understanding of population dynamics and ecological requirements.

Life history & ecology

Use and Trade


Bibliography

Bas et al. 1999. Flora Agaricina Neerlandica 4.
Jahnke et al. 1988. Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc. 91: 579.
Legon & Henrici. 2005. Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota.
Noordeloos. 2011. Strophariaceae s.l. Fungi Europaei 13.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted