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Xylaria venosula Speg.

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Scientific name
Xylaria venosula
Author
Speg.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Xylariales
Family
Xylariaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The types of X. smilacicola, X. venosula and H. xylarioides share all characters that we consider of taxonomic value (e.g. ascospores of the same colour, shape and size, with the same germ slit orphology; H. xylaroides 15.5– 19.5×8–9µm; X. venosula 17.5–21.5×7.5–9µm; X. smilacicola 15.5–18×6.5–8µm). They differ in the shape of the fertile region (from globose to subglobose to subcylindrical) and the length of the stipe (from 0.5–13 mm or occasionally absent), characters that we accept as intraspecific variation and characters that intergrade in the extensive material studied (Hladki & Romero, 2010).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the little information on the occurrence of this species, I suggest including it as insufficient data (DD).


Geographic range

According to GBIF there are 6 occurrences in the world.


Population and Trends

According to GBIF there is only one occurrence of this species in Brazil and the United States of America.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Xylaria venosula is a white rot fungus.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestOther

Threats

In Brazil the species was registered in an environmental protection area, but it is an area that suffers from anthropogenic actions.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areas

Conservation Actions

Species found in environmental conservation area in Brazil. But like other species it needs preservation together with the beings with which it is associated.

Site/area protection

Research needed

The genus Xylaria presents many complexes that are not well defined, taxonomic and phylogenetic studies are needed to better define their species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

Xylaria venosula, making the wood coloring to form the mottling pattern, is onekindoffungususedtoformthe line-patterned varietal wood, which can form a unique decorative effect and a certain medicinal value.

Medicine - human & veterinaryManufacturing chemicalsConstruction or structural materials

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted