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.
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
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
Due to the fact that this species can grow well in disturbed Nothofagaceae forests, there are no major threats as this time.
No conservation actions are needed at this time.
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.
Descolea antarctica fruiting in Puyehue National Park, Chile. Photograph by M. E. Smith