Spores of Glomus macrocarpum previously assigned as Endogone macrocarpa are usually arranged in sporocarps or occur singly in the soil.
Due to the several records worldwide, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
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).
A very common species in several countries. It has 307 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus macrocarpum and Endogone macrocarpa.
Population Trend: Stable
This species occurs in different Brazilian biomes: Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.
It presents no evident threat, being very common at least in Brazil.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil.
Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution of the species.
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