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Sphaerobolus stellatus Tode

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Scientific name
Sphaerobolus stellatus
Author
Tode
Common names
Kuwat
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Geastrales
Family
Geastraceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Angeles De Leon
Comments etc.
Angeles De Leon

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species has not been encountered in any of the collection expedition in the Philippines for the past 7 years


Geographic range

Found in the dipterocarp forest in the Philippines.


Population and Trends

S. stellatus was collected in the dipterocarp forest in central luzon Philippines in 2011, however this species was no longer encountered in any of the collection in the luzon island of the Philippines in the succeeding years. So, there is a strong probability that the species occurrence is declining and needs to be further investigated for its conservation status.

Population Trend: Decreasing


Habitat and Ecology

Dipterocarp forest

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

The species has not been encountered and collected in luzon island of the Philippines for the last 7 years.


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography

AM De Leon, JJD Luangsa-Ard, SC Karunarathna, KD Hyde, RG Reyes, TEE De La Cruz. 2013. Species listing, distribution, and molecular identification of macrofungi in six Aeta tribal communities in Central Luzon, Philippines. Mycosphere, 4(3), 478–494.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted