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Cryptophiale udagawae Piroz. & Ichinoe

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Scientific name
Cryptophiale udagawae
Piroz. & Ichinoe
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Marcela Barbosa
Comments etc.
Marcela Barbosa

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Phialophores setiform, straight or flexuous, septate, smooth, brown, with 3-4 branches at the apex, fertile from middle up to first dichotomy branch at the apex. Phialides obscured by a shield of sterile cells. Phialospores, 1-septate, falcate, simple, smooth, hyaline, produced in slimy masses (Pizozynski, 1968; Yang et al., 2018).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Study the conidial fungi in several environments can assist in expanding the knowledge of the diversity of existing this fungi and found mains of the conservation this micro-orgnims, which have distribution unknown as your use and other applications what also are unexplored.

Geographic range

Distribution: tropical/subtropical climate regions

Population and Trends

The species have been related in studies about taxonomy and diversity in decaying plant substrates and your distribution is known in several country as China, Japan, New Zealand, United States of America (Farr et al. 2007); Cuba (Mercado-Sierra et al. 1997), Malaysia (Kuthubutheen & Sutton, 1985), Mexico (Heredia-Abarca 1994), Venezuela (Castañeda-Ruiz et al. 2003) and others.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat: terrestrial and fresh water
Ecology: Saprobic on decaying plant debris

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest



Type Unknown/UnrecordedOther impacts

Conservation Actions


Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionGenome resource bank

Research needed

There are no reports of this fungus in the poles and deserts, in Brazil there are no records in ecosytemas such as dunes, coastral trays and mangrove.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

The Cryptophiale udagawae e outros hifomicetos infectam a planta hospedeira Palmiteiro (Euterpes edulis Mart) (Arecaceae) que atua na decomposição de folhas (Embrapa Cernagem, 2010).



Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted