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Ganoderma colossus (Fr.) C.F. Baker

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Scientific name
Ganoderma colossus
Author
(Fr.) C.F. Baker
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Ganodermataceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Christian Schwarz
Assessors
Christian Schwarz
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg, Else Vellinga

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Ganoderma colossus is conspicous wood-inhabiting polypore hardwoods that has a widespread pantropical distribution.
There is no evidence of decline. It is assessed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Described as Tomophagus, consolidated with Ganoderma, eventually re-segregated as Tomophagus.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Ganoderma colossus has a pantropical overall distribution.


Population and Trends

The population size is likely to be large since this is such a widespread species and more or less stable. Apparently quite rare in many countries and perhaps scarce in any one local, but there is no indication of any decline.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Fruiting on debris and wood of hardwoods in low elevation semi-dry to moist tropical forests.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

There are no major threats to this species.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Determination of specifics of taxonomy/systematics of this species or species complex on a global scale is needed.
If geographic structure indicating different taxa is detected, this proposal may need to be revisited.


Use and Trade


Bibliography

Futardo, JS. (1965). Ganoderma colossum and the Status of Tomophagus. Mycologia 57 979–983.

Ryvarden, L. (2000). Studies in neotropical polypores 2: a preliminary key to neotropical species of Ganoderma with a laccate pileus. Mycologia 92 180–191.

Correia de Lima Júnior, N; Baptista Gibertoni, T; Malosso, E. (2014). Delimitation of some neotropical laccate Ganoderma (Ganodermataceae): Molecular phylogeny and morphology. Revista de Biología Tropical, vol. 62 (3): 1197-1208

(19) Delimitation of some neotropical laccate Ganoderma (Ganodermataceae): molecular phylogeny and morphology. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268786659_Delimitation_of_some_neotropical_laccate_Ganoderma_Ganodermataceae_molecular_phylogeny_and_morphology [accessed Feb 21 2018].


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted