Information regarding this species’ present distributions is lacking. Based on its type collection, if any wild populations exist at this locality, they would likely be threatened by urbanization and tourism, although further research is needed in order to confirm this. Several specimens of this species from Santa Catarina, Brazil, and from São Leopoldo, Brazil, are known to be listed by the Herbarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History and under PACA-Fungi - Herbarium Anchieta - Fungi Rickiani. Little is known regarding the habitat preferences of this species, making it difficult to assess the current population trends of this species. Without much further research, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type of this species is currently listed under the Herbarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. This specimen was found in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil in January 1891 (Bresadola 1896). A second specimen was located at São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in January 1939 and is currently listed under PACA-Fungi - Herbarium Anchieta - Fungi Rickiani (geographic locations provided by gbif, citation needed).
Population and Trends
The current locality and trends of any wild populations of this species cannot be accurately determined at this time. This species appears to exist under preservation however, so it is assumed that this species’ population is stable. Further research is needed to confirm the status of its wild populations.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
Although little information is known about the habitat preferences of this species, its type specimen was found growing on wood in Santa Catarina. The species upon which this fungus was growing is unknown. No further information appears to exist regarding the habitat of this specimen or the other known collection of this species.
All known records of this species appear to suggest that it exists under preservation. If any wild populations occur within its last known localities, it is likely that they are threatened by urbanization and tourism, however because the exact locations of these populations are unknown, no threats can reasonably assigned here without further research.
Without further research, the distributions of any wild populations of this species remain unknown. No conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research is needed regarding this species’ wild localities, habitat preferences, and whether it is significantly threatened in order to accurately classify this species.
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