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Allantula diffusa Corner

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Scientific name
Allantula diffusa
Author
Corner
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Pterulaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Maria Alice Neves
Comments etc.
Maria Alice Neves

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species is rare and was described by what today is a touristy place in Rio de Janeiro, the Corcovado mountain.


Geographic range

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

Threats

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

Conservation Actions

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

Research needed

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

Use and Trade


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted