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Fistulina antarctica Speg.

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Scientific name
Fistulina antarctica
Author
Speg.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Fistulinaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2020-04-03
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Furci, G., Kuhar, F., Pfister, D., Sandoval-Leiva, P., Smith, M. & Truong, C.
Reviewers
Mueller, G.M.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/172742517/172861267

Justification

This species is found over a very broad area, and is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Taxonomic notes

Fistulina endoxantha Speg. 1921 may be a synonynm, although Index Fungorum Partnership (2020) places this as a synonym of F. hepatica.

Geographic range

This species is found over a very broad area in Patagonia and is found in almost all Nothofagaceae forests with mature trees across the range.

Population and Trends

It is abundant with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees across the entire range of this family in southern South America.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species is a wood decay fungus on living trunks, and is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees.

Threats

Due to the widespread occurrence of this species in a variety of Nothofagaceae-dominated forests, there are currently no major threats that imperil this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is currently needed to understand the conservation of this species.

Use and Trade

When young, this species is often harvested and consumed.

Source and Citation

Furci, G., Kuhar, F., Pfister, D., Sandoval-Leiva, P., Smith, M. & Truong, C. 2020. Fistulina antarctica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T172742517A172861267. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T172742517A172861267.en .Accessed on 31 January 2022

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