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Mutinus argentinus Speg.

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Scientific name
Mutinus argentinus
Author
Speg.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Phallales
Family
Phallaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira
Comments etc.
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Unexpanded basidiome epigeous, 1.0–1.2 x 2.1–2.3 cm, ovoid, white, dehiscence irregular. Expanded basidiome 6.0–8.2 cm high x 0.4–0.6 cm in diam., pseudostipe simple, fusiform, spongy, hollow, whitish pinkish, surface reticulate, slightly viscid. Volva sacculiform, gelatinous, white, with long, whitish rhizomorphs attached at the base. Fertile portion of the receptaculum 1.5–2.0 cm high, well-defined, tapered, reddish. Gleba viscous, olivaceous, odor fetid. Basidiospores 4.0–5.0 x 1.0–1.5 mm, cylindrical, hyaline, smooth, walls slightly thick.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species is not frequently collected, but occurs in several countries from tropical and subtropical America. We, thus, suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Known from tropical and subtropical America (10 countries).


Population and Trends

There are 24 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Brazil (10) and Mexico (6).

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Growing on soil. Not many records from Brazil, but the species is not rare. In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ShrublandSubtropical/Tropical Moist Shrubland

Threats

In Brazil, this species is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, and Caatinga (threatened with desertification).

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasAgro-industry farmingAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are from protected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

More collections of the species.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted