Datronia mollis is phylogenetically close to D. stereoides, both species producing effused-reflexed basidiomata, dendrohyphidia, rarely to moderately branched skeletal hyphae in context. Species can differ by pore size and basidiospores. Datronita mollis has pores 1–3 per mm and basidiospores 10–12 × 3–4 µm, while D. stereoides has pores 4–7 per mm and basidiospores 9–11.5 × 3.7–4.6 µm (Li et al. 2014).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
It is a common species, with records in 41 countries.
Population and Trends
There are more than 9,500 records of this species in several countries.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
The species not 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.
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 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 & trendsLife history & ecologyArea-based Management Plan
Use and Trade
The species has biotechnological interest (Teplyakova et al. 2012).