This species is currently Tropicoporus linteus and part of the large Phellinus linteus complex. Several species with morphological similarities are part of this complex and molecular analyses are necessary for its resolution. In recent years, phylogeny has helped to solve the complex (Zhou et al. 2016).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species is known in 21 countries. About 1/3 of the records are in Brazil. There are two entries for the species in GBIF.
Population and Trends
There are about 185 records in 21 countries, 51 in Brazil. There are two entries for the species in GBIF.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found mainly in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
The species is well distributed in Brazil. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are already hotspots, and Caatinga is threatened by desertification.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry 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
Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species and molecular analyses are needed to solve the species complex.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan
Use and Trade
The species has medicinal importance (Zhu et al., 2008)