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Penicillium simplicissimum (Oudem.) Thom
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- Scientific name
- Penicillium simplicissimum
- (Oudem.) Thom
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Assessment status
- Proposed by
- Comments etc.
- Anthony Cavalcanti
Penicillium simplicissimum (Oudem.) Thorn was first circumscribed under the name Spicaria simplicissima (Oudemans 1903) from soil in the Netherlands (Tuthill et al., 2001).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Due to the several records worldwide, I suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern.
It is a common species, with records in 33 countries.
Population and Trends
Penicillium simplicissimum has a wide distribution with about 297 records.
Habitat and Ecology
Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelSubtropical/Tropical Swamp ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
In Brazil there are records of the species as an endophyte of Atlantic Forest plants.
Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areas
It is a common species in several countries, presenting no apparent threats.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection
Many of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology
Other biomes must be studied to assess the distribution of this species.
Use and Trade
Biodegradation of polyethylene.
Known distribution - countries
Regional Population and Trends