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Glomus macrocarpum Tul. & C. Tul.

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Scientific name
Glomus macrocarpum
Tul. & C. Tul.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Spores of Glomus macrocarpum previously assigned as Endogone macrocarpa are usually arranged in sporocarps or occur singly in the soil.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the several records worldwide, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

Species distributed worldwide. The valid species and its synonym have different occurrence data, Endogone macrocarpa with 17 occurrences and Glomus macrocarpum, with 286 occurrences (GBIF).

Population and Trends

A very common species in several countries. It has 307 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus macrocarpum and Endogone macrocarpa.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in different Brazilian biomes: Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level


It presents no evident threat, being very common at least in Brazil.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Suppression in fire frequency/intensity

Conservation Actions

Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution of the species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade




Wang, F. Y., & Shi, Z. Y. (2008). Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.
Kapoor, R., Giri, B., & Mukerji, K. G. (2002). Glomus macrocarpum: a potential bioinoculant to improve essential oil quality and concentration in Dill (Anethum graveolens L.) and Carum (Trachyspermum ammi (Linn.) Sprague). World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 18(5), 459-463.
Jobim, K., Vista, X. M., & Goto, B. T. (2018). Updates on the knowledge of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (Glomeromycotina) in the Atlantic Forest biome–an example of very high species richness in the Brazilian landscape. Mycotaxon, 133(1), 209-209.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted