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Cyathus limbatus Tul. & C. Tul.

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Scientific name
Cyathus limbatus
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

Peridium obconic to cyathiform, 6–7 mm high and 4–5.5 mm wide at the mouth; outer surface of peridium plicate but not strongly sulcate, brown, with few yellow short hairs; inner surface plicate, dark brown, shiny. Peridioles ellipsoid to circular in outline, greyish copper, shiny, 2.0–2.75 mm diam., cortex two-layered with tunica. Basidiospores ellipsoid, colourless, 17–19 × 9–11 μm, thick-walled (1.5–3.0 μm). Growing on dung.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species is known for many countries (pantropical distribution). We, thus, suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Tropical and subtropical America and Africa (10 countries)


Population and Trends

There are 169 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Brazil (72).

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Growing on dung. Common in Brazil, found in Amazon Forest, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry SavannaMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Dry ShrublandSubtropical/Tropical Moist Shrubland

Threats

In Brazil, this species is well distributed. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot). Also, Caatinga is threatened with desertification.

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

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are mostly from protected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

It would be important to have more collections from American tropical countries.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted