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Bovista acuminata (Bosc) Kreisel

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Scientific name
Bovista acuminata
Author
(Bosc) Kreisel
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Yury Rebriev
Contributors
Thomas Læssøe, Yury Rebriev
Comments etc.
Jean Berube, Annabelle Langlois, Tatyana Svetasheva

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes

Lycoperdon acuminatum Bosc ( 1851)
Lycoperdon pyriforme Shaeff. ex Pers. var. acuminatum (Bosc) F. Šmarda (1958)


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Species with a narrow ecology preferences, growing among mosses covering big living trunks and roots in old deciduous and coniferous forests.


Geographic range

Finds of Bovista acuminata in Europe pointed in Flora, 1958, are doubtful (Kreisel 1967). In Georgia pointed by B.Vasilkov (1954; LE 2065). In Russia known from Caucasus, Altay and Far East (Sosin, 1973; Yu.Rebriev 2007; LE materials).


Population and Trends

Scattered finds in all areal. There are not more 20-30 localities are known. This century only 3 location are documented (Kreisel & Karasch 2005; original data), therefore this species can be considered as declining.

Population Trend: Deteriorating


Habitat and Ecology

Species with a narrow ecology preferences, growing among mosses covering big living trunks and roots (or stones sometimes) in old deciduous and coniferous forests. Basidiomes can be occurs at a height of several meters (2-3 and more) under ground. It pointed on Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus, Ulmus, Alnus, Carya, Magnolia, Juniperus, Cupressus. Species looks like not a parasitic but bark- and bryo-phylous.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

Loss of habitats due to deforestation; habitats degradation due to intensive land use.


Conservation Actions

We need in conservation of known localities, monitoring of the state of habitats and populations. Organization of Important Fungal Areas with a high protected status. Conservation in pure cultures collections.
In Russia this species pointed from reserve “Sikhote-Alinsky” (Primorsky krai) and from reserve “Cavkazsky” (Adjugea republic). It included in “Kemerovo region red book, 2012”.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Ecology and physiology study, detailed distribution research, search of new localities.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyArea-based Management PlanPopulation trends

Bibliography

Flora ČSR. B. 1. Gasteromycetes (Ed. A. Pilat). 1958. Praha, 836 p. (in Czech).
Kemerovo region red book. 2012. 208 p. (in Rus.)
Kreisel, H., Karasch P. 2005. About Bovista acuminata and Morganella subincarnata - two remarkable collections of Gasteromycetes from the alps. Mycol. Bav. 8: 9-15.Sosin P. E. 1973. A guide to the Gasteromycetes of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. 164 p. (in Russian).
Rebriev Yu. A. 2007. Gasteromycetes of Adjugea. Trudy Yuzhnogo nauchnogo tzentra Rossiyskoy Akademii Nauk. 3: 118-123 (in Russian).
Vasilkov B.P. 1954. Some interesting and new gasteromycetes species in the USSR. Trudy Botanicheskogo Instituta Komarova Akademii Nauk SSSR. Ser. 2, issue 9: 447–464. (In Russian).


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted