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Geomorium fuegianum Speg.

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Scientific name
Geomorium fuegianum
Author
Speg.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Pezizomycetes
Order
Pezizales
Family
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Published
Proposed by
Camille Truong
Assessors
Camille Truong
Contributors
David Minter, Matthew Smith
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg, James Westrip
Reviewers
David Minter

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is found in association with a variety of Nothofagus species throughout Patagonia. It is not thought to be under significant threat and would not approach the thresholds for listing as threatened under any criterion. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.


Taxonomic notes

Underwoodia fuegianum/a


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This is a well-recognizable and emblematic ectomycorrhizal species that associates exclusively with Nothofagus in Patagonia (Chile and Argentina).


Geographic range

This species is known from Patagonia, associated with Nothofagus species.


Population and Trends

This species is common throughout Nothofagus forest in Patagonia, but fruiting bodies are not abundant.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species has been found associating with a variety of Nothofagus species, as well as Chusquea and mosses (D. Minter in litt. 2020).

Subantarctic ForestTemperate Forest

Threats

This species is not significantly threatened by any major threats at the moment.


Conservation Actions

This species has been recorded from several protected areas (e.g. Parque Nacional Lago Puelo, Messuti and Lorenzo 2014), and increasing awareness of this species within these areas would be beneficial.

Awareness & communications

Research needed


Use and Trade

There is no recorded use or trade of this species.


Bibliography

GBIF.org (03 April 2020) GBIF Occurrence Download https://doi.org/10.15468/dl.70lw4g

Kraisitudomsook, N., Healy, R. A., Pfister, D. H., Truong, C., and Nouhra, E. (2020). Resurrecting the genus Geomorium : Systematic study of fungi in the genera Underwoodia and Gymnohydnotrya ( Pezizales ) with the description of three new South American species. Persoonia 44, 98–112.

Messuti, M.I. and Lorenzo, L.E. 2014. Catálogo de las especies de Ascomycota del Parque Nacional Lago Puelo y alrededores (Chubut, Argentina). Lilloa 51(1); 66-73.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted