Hexagonia papyracea and H. variegata are synonymous. This species is easily recognizable due to the thin, flexible, brown, heavily zoned basidioma, with large pores. Hexagonia variegata Berk. it is considered the current name for the species in the databases. However, the publication of H. papyracea by Berkeley in 1843 was prior to the validation of H. variegata, which only occurred in 1852 (Gugliotta & Bononi 1999, Abrahão et al. 2009).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species is known from 28 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 24 of the 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are about 700 records of this species in GBIF, about 320 in Brazil. It is a common species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
The species is well distributed in Brazil. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are already hotspots. Caatinga is threatened by desertification.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
Some of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan
Use and Trade
The species has biotechnological interest (Silva et al., 2019).