Rigidoporus biokoensis resembles R. mariae and R. amazonicus due to the laterally stipitate basidiomata, but the absence of cystidia in R. mariae and the robust basidiomata with larger pores in R. amazonicus distinguish these species from R. biokoensis (Gomes-Silva et al. 2014).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species is known in 10 countries. The record for France is from La Réunion. In Brazil, it is known in 11 of the 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are almost 90 records in 10 countries, about half of them in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
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 is already a hotspot.
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]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
Some of the 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.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan