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Cyathus microsporus Tul. & C. Tul.

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Scientific name
Cyathus microsporus
Author
Tul. & C. Tul.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira
Comments etc.
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Basidiomata infundibuliform to slightly campanulate, 5.5-8.6 mm high, 5.2-7.4 mm wide at the mouth. Exoperidium hirsute, brown. External surface smooth. Mouth fimbriate. Inner surface browinsh gray to browinsh beige, smooth to inconspicous plicate, silvery. Peridioles circular, angular to elliptical, grayish brown, (1.67) 1.92-2.35 x (1.47) 1.63-1.93 mm. Tunic indistinct. Cortex single layered. Basidiospores smooth, hyaline, 6.86-9.6 x 4.5-5.7 µm, elliptical to elongated, thick walled, up to 1.16 µm. Apiculus absent.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species is known from 7 countries, but collections are few. Thefore, we suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).


Geographic range

Known from tropical America (7 countries).


Population and Trends

There are 13 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Haiti (3), Brazil (2) and Puerto Rico (2).

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Growing on rotten wood. Not common in Brazil, found only in the Northeastern region, Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Shrubland

Threats

In Brazil, this species is not well distributed.It is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, severely deforested in the last decades.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry farmingAgro-industry plantationsAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are from protected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

More collections are needed.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted