The glabrous abhymenial surface and variable brown color of the basidiomata are similar to those of Lenzites elegans (Spreng.) Pat., but this species is macroscopically different due to its thicker basidiomata and the lamellate to sinuous hymenial surface (Gomes-Silva et al. 2010, Welti et al. 2012).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species in known in 30 countries. However, there are two entries for the species in GBIF, totaling about 470 species worlwide and about 80 to Brazil.
Population and Trends
There are about 470 records of this species in GBIF, about 80 of them 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 hotspot. 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 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 importance (Zhang et al., 2013)