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Gigaspora rosea T.H. Nicolson & N.C. Schenck

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Scientific name
Gigaspora rosea
Author
T.H. Nicolson & N.C. Schenck
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Diversisporales
Family
Gigasporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Joana Veras
Comments etc.
Leonor Maia, Joana Veras

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Gigaspora rosea previously described as Gigaspora candida. Its spores are pale cream with a light pink or pale cream, with a globose to subglobose shape of approximately 206 µm


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Considering the common record of this species in different ecosystems and countries I suggest its classification as LC.


Geographic range

The species is known from four countries in different continents but apparently
is not common.


Population and Trends

A very common species. In Brazil, this species has records from natural and anthropized areas

Population Trend: Improving


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, this species is found in different Brazilian biomes: Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ForestMoist Savana

Threats

As mandatory symbionts, the threats that affect its hosts (plants) will eventually affect the associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. However, due to the registration of Acaulospora mellea in different environments, including contaminated ones, it may be an indication that this species is more resistant to human disturbances.

Housing & urban areas

Conservation Actions

The development of necessary actions for the conservation of this species means a response in the search for the improvement of the environmental quality and reduction of the anthropic pressures on the plants and the soil.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Further studies on the ecology of fungi are needed, seeking to understand how mycorrhizal fungi relate to each other, to the host and to the environment.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade


Bibliography

Further studies on the ecology of fungi are needed, seeking to understand how mycorrhizal fungi relate to each other, to the host and to the environment.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted