Spores of light orange brown to dark orange brown color, measuring from 100-160 µm. The spore wall, in the L3 layer, has thorn-shaped ornaments.Formerly called Glomus infrequens
Due to the lack of adequate information to make a direct or indirect assessment of its risk of extinction, based on its distribution and / or population status, I would suggest that this species be categorized as insufficient data (DD).
Although in GBIF there is no record for occurrence in Brazil. This species is registered in several Brazilian cities such as Petrolina, Alagoas, Santa Catariana, among others.
Although the species has only 44 occurrences distributed in 10 countries in the GBIF, with records for Brazil this number is possibly much higher.
Population Trend: Improving
In Brazil, this species is registered in different biomes, such as Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga
Because this species is more prevalent in tropical forests in Brazil, thinking about the problem of the current environmental degradation of these forests, or even future climate change, ends up implying in paying attention to the changes that will be caused in the microbiota and their interrelations, whether they are mediated by the same or different species.
Conservation actions for this species include the creation and maintenance of protected areas in tropical forests.
Further studies on the ecology, taxonomy and distribution of this species, may help to understand the effects of disturbances on the community of these fungi.
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JOBIM¹, KHADIJA; OLIVEIRA, BRUNA IOHANNA SANTOS; GOTO, BRUNO TOMIO. Checklist of the Glomeromycota in the Brazilian Savanna. 2016.
MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.