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Penicillium simplicissimum (Oudem.) Thom

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Scientific name
Penicillium simplicissimum
Author
(Oudem.) Thom
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Eurotiomycetes
Order
Eurotiales
Family
Trichocomaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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.


Geographic range

It is a common species, with records in 33 countries.


Population and Trends

Penicillium simplicissimum has a wide distribution with about 297 records.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil there are records of the species as an endophyte of Atlantic Forest plants.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelSubtropical/Tropical Swamp ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

It is a common species in several countries, presenting no apparent threats.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areas

Conservation Actions

Many of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

Other biomes must be studied to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Biodegradation of polyethylene.

Research

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted