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Beenakia fricta Maas Geest.

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Scientific name
Beenakia fricta
Author
Maas Geest.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Gomphales
Family
Clavariadelphaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Pablo Pérez Daniëls
Contributors
Pablo Pérez Daniëls

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is also known in the Mediterranean area by the name Beenakia mediterranea (A. Ortega & Contu) Borgarino, P.-A. Moreau & F. Rich. However, it is a heterotypic synonym of B. fricta


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

It is a very rare species with fragmentary distribution which grow in endangered areas in the Mediterranean area. It will probably be present also in northern Africa


Geographic range

Central Africa, Mediterranean area, Mexico


Population and Trends

In the Mediterranean region it is a species growing in the coast, in dunes or sand areas with Juniperus and Pistacia, a very treathened ecosystem

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Sand coast with Pistacia lentiscus and Juniperus phoenicea. Saprobic growing in humus and fruiting in winter or late autumn


Threats

Reduction of ecosystem area in the mediterranean zone


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted