The species is rare and was described by what today is a touristy place in Rio de Janeiro, the Corcovado mountain.
It is known from the coastal Atlantic Forest of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Population and Trends
It is a small hard to find fungus which known occurrence is at the Atlantic Forest in Corcovado hill.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
On decomposing wood near the soil of the forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Due to the intense tourism activity around the Corcovado hills the local where the species was collected is very anthropized and, therefore, threatened. Also, the Atlantic Forest is among one of the most threatened forests in the world and only ca. 12% of its original size is left (SOS Mata Atlântica).
Tourism & recreation areas
The Tijuca Forest, where the Corcovado hill is located is a National Park. It is important that the maintenance and protection of the park continues to be inforced and conservation plans grow in the area.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection
More collections and taxonomic studies on the group. The species belongs to a not very well known family that has not been studied in Brazil.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsThreats