Current name: Pholiota cubensis Earle
Synonym: Stropharia earlei Norvell & Redhead, Mycotaxon 76: 317 (2000) Synonym contributor (s): Kew Mycology (2015)
A little observed species, its distribution in Brazil is restricted to a single biome. Thus, this species deserves attention, as the records show its occurrence in threatened areas and under great anthropic activity.
Species found in Brazilian territory, only in the Cerrado phytogeographic domain.
This species is found in a reduced form in only one type of specific vegetation (the cerrado).
In Brazil, this species appears only in the state of São Paulo.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Species of native origin, belonging to the Cerrado phytogeographic domain, present in the cerrado vegetation (lato sensu).
Threats include areas that experience intense deforestation, mining and the development of industrial activities.
Conservation actions must include political, social and educational actions in order to highlight the importance of fungal species for the maintenance of terrestrial ecosystems.
A better understanding of this species is needed to understand its distribution and forms of life. In addition, there is an urgent need to expand knowledge about the Cerrado fungus.
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MAIA, L. C. et al. Diversity of Brazilian Fungi. Rodriguésia, v.66, n.4, p.1033-1045. 2015 (DOI: 10.1590 / 2175-7860201566407).
Pegler, D.N. 1997. The agarics of São Paulo, Brazil. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.