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Descolea antarctica Singer

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Scientific name
Descolea antarctica
Author
Singer
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Cortinariaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
Giuliana Furci, Francisco Kuhar, Donald Pfister, Pablo Sandoval-Leiva, Matthew Smith, Camille Truong
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is found over a very broad area, and is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees. It is assessed as Least Concern.


Taxonomic notes

This species was described as Descolea antarctica by Singer (1950) and serves as the type for the genus.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

found over a very broad area, common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees


Geographic range

This species is found over a very broad area in Patagonia from the northern range of Nothofagaceae to Tierra Del Fuego in the south. This species is among the most common ectomycorrhizal fungi in South American Nothofagaceae forests and can be found from wet to dry sites and in undisturbed forests to those with some grazing and disturbance.


Population and Trends

It is abundant with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species is ectomycorrhizal and can be found with most or all of the species of Nothofagaceae host trees in South America.

Subantarctic ForestTemperate Forest

Threats

Due to the fact that this species can grow well in disturbed Nothofagaceae forests, there are no major threats as this time.


Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are needed at this time.


Research needed

No major research is needed at this time to assess the conservation status of this species.


Use and Trade

There is no known human use for this species.


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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted