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Microporellus obovatus (Jungh.) Ryvarden

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Scientific name
Microporellus obovatus
Author
(Jungh.) Ryvarden
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Polyporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Danilo Chagas
Comments etc.
Danilo Chagas, Tatiana Gibertoni, Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The wine to dark brown pileus surface, the hyphal system with monomitic context with clamped hyphae and dimitic trama and the ellipsoid to subglobose basidiospores (3.5–5.0 × 2.0–4.5 µm) are characteristic of the species (Motato-Vásquez & Gugliotta 2016). It is a synonym of Flabellophora obovata (Jungh.) Corner.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

The species in known in 16 countries, but about 60% of the reports are in Brazil.


Population and Trends

There are about 815 records of this species in GBIF, more than half of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

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

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry Savanna

Threats

The species is well distributed in Brazil, present in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are hotspots.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

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

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management PlanPopulation trendsHabitat trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted