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Flavodon flavus (Klotzsch) Ryvarden

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Scientific name
Flavodon flavus
Author
(Klotzsch) Ryvarden
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Meruliaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga
Comments etc.
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Flavodon flavus is easily recognize due to yellowish colour in the basidiomata and context when fresh, reddish to browish with KOH, hydnoid hymenohore, dimitic system, skeletal hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, cystidia dominating in the hymenium, apical encrusted, and basidiopspores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, 5.5-6.5 x 3-4.5 um, thin-walled (Ryvarden, 1973).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

The species in known in 37 countries and about 40% of the records are in Australia.


Population and Trends

There are about 383 records of this species in GBIF, most of them in the Australia.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, the species is found in Amazon Forest and Atlantic Forest.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

In Brazil, this species is moslty recorded in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry farmingHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

About 1/3 of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsPopulation trends

Use and Trade

Published experiments with Flavodon flavus isolates have shown that this species has the potential for the production of lignocellulosic enzymes (Nakamura, 2008; Padhiar et al., 2010; Klaiklay et al., 2013)

Manufacturing chemicals

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted