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Cortinarius magellanicus Speg.

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Scientific name
Cortinarius magellanicus
Author
Speg.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Cortinariaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Patrick Leonard
Assessors
Patrick Leonard
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg, Roy Halling

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cortinarius magellanicus has been suggested as a fungal species that links New Caledonia to its Gondwanan neighbours in New Zealand, Argentina and Chile where this species has also been reported. It is very rare in New Caledonia and has been recorded in areas that are under substantial threat from fire. This makes it a good candidate for listing. However there are strong doubts as to whether the New Caledonian collections are the same species as those in New Zealand and Patagonia. Peinter (2004) demonstrated through a sequencing study that the Patagonian and New Zealand collections with this name are very distinct. We propose it remain in the ,not evaluated, category until the taxonomy has been clarified.


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