Originally described by J.S. Furtado in 1968 as A. trichodematum. Gerardo et al. recognize this as a misspelling of trichodermatum, and consider the original epithet as an orthographic variant.
Amauroderma trichodermatum is a rare and charistmatic polypore with a concentrically zonate, hirsute pileus, which is only known from four collections worldwide. It is only known from Amazon rainforest, (though its distribution suggests it may also occur in other lowland Neotropical forests), which is under an array of threats from resource extraction and development.
Amazon rainforest, though based on known distribution, this species may occur in other lowland rainforests in South America.
All of the collection/observation sites of A. trichodermatum are within the Amazon rainforest biome, which is under an array of threats across South American nations, principally in the form of deforestation from development and resource extraction projects.
Population Trend: Decreasing
The Amazon rainforest is experiencing the greatest continuous deforestation event on Earth. The reasons for this destruction of habitat are varied, and depend on the economic and political priorities of each Amazonian country.
More surveys of Amazonian funga are required to better understand the true range and rarity of A. trichodermatum.
Robledo, G. L., Newman, D., Popoff, O. F., Drechsler-Santos, E. R., & Ryvarden, L. (2015). Amauroderma trichodermatum (Ganodermataceae, Basidiomycota): first record from Bolivia and geographic distribution map, with notes on nomenclature and morphology. Check List, 11(4), 1671. doi:10.15560/11.4.1671