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Glomus fuegianum (Speg.) Trappe & Gerd.

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Scientific name
Glomus fuegianum
(Speg.) Trappe & Gerd.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Glomus fuegianum has clusters that are much more compact than in G. australe (Berkeley) Berch. Besides, the spores of G. fuegianum “tend to be elongated, their shape resulting from multual packing in the tight clusters”, as mentioned by Berch & Fortin (1983), while those of G. australe are globose (Goto; Maia, 2005).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

This species is known in 7 countries.

Population and Trends

There are about 22 records in 5 countries (GBIF).

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

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

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, this species can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest, forests have higher rates of deforestation.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions

Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil.The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

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

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




Winagraski, E., Kaschuk, G., Monteiro, P. H. R., Auer, C. G., & Higa, A. R. 2019. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in forest ecossystems of Brazil: a review. Cerne, 25(1), 25-35.
Cofré, M. N., Soteras, F., del Rosario Iglesias, M., Velázquez, S., Abarca, C., Risio, L., ... & Lugo, M. A. (2019). Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America: A Review. In Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America (pp. 49-72). Springer, Cham.
Jobim, K., Oliveira, B. I. S., GOTO, B. T. 2016. Checklist of the Glomeromycota in the Brazilian Savanna. Mycotaxon, 131-255.
Goto, B. T., & Maia, L. C. 2005. Sporocarpic species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota), with a new report from Brazil. Acta Botanica Brasilica, 19(3), 633-637.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted